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PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection
PETA questions elephant's abrasions, calls for federal inspection

Three abrasions on an elephant performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Anaheim prompted an animal welfare group on Saturday to call for a federal inspection. Delcianna Winders, a lawyer for the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent the U.S. Department of Agriculture a photo and video of the elephant with the abrasions. The footage was taken Thursday night at the Honda Center. "Please have this elephant promptly inspected to determine the cause of these abrasions and whether the elephant [has] received adequate veterinary care," she wrote. Winders questioned whether the elephant was injured from a bullhook or transporting the animal in an...

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