• August 23, 2014

Cove city departments help with circus

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  • clm1950 posted at 9:23 am on Fri, Nov 15, 2013.

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    The Carson & Barnes Circus has come and gone and if caring area residents knew more about the cruel treatment of animals used by the circus, they'd think twice before welcoming it back.

    Elephants used by Carson & Barnes spend most of their lives in chains and are routinely beaten with bullhooks (a rod with a sharp metal hook on the end). Carson & Barnes has paid almost $1,000 in fines to federal authorities for mishandling elephants and for injuries two elephants sustained when a trailer overturned.

    Out of public view, trainers inflict pain and fear to force animals into submission. No government agency monitors training sessions. For animals in circuses, there is varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. Readers can learn more about the tainted history of Carson & Barnes Circus at Circuses.com