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  • 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.
  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24 Though I am thrilled that the bullhook will be banned in Los Angeles, the City Council's action still does not address the cruelty that these animals will endure. Yes, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will...

    L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years

    L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years
    The Los Angeles City Council smartly — and unanimously — passed a ban Wednesday on the use of bullhooks to manage elephants in performances and exhibitions in the city. Not only does the ban prohibit the sharp-edged fire-poker-like device that...

    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...

    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...