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PETA urges L.A. to ban all wild animals from circus performances

PETA urges L.A. to ban all wild animals from circus performances

Two years after Los Angeles banned circuses from using bullhooks to manage elephants, animal rights activists called on city leaders Thursday to go farther and prohibit traveling shows from using any wild animals in their performances.

About 30 protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, including three wearing tiger costumes, demonstrated on the steps of City Hall.

They were targeting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which said it would