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  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24
  • Circus barred from bringing animals to Glendale; camel escape lingers

    There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale this week. City officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, in part because a camel escaped...

    Elephant bullhooks? Not in L.A.

    Elephant bullhooks? Not in L.A.
    As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...

    Letters: In defense of circus elephants

    Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22 Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...