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Nosey the Elephant Needs Your Help in Florida!

Nosey with bullhoook

When Hugo Liebel isn't hauling Nosey the elephant around the country, he's forcing her to give rides at seedy flea markets in Florida while he lies low for the winter. Howard's Flea Market in Homosassa and the USA Flea Market in Port Richey regularly host the suffering elephant, despite abundant evidence of exhibitor Hugo Liebel's decades-long neglect of her. Please join PETA in urging these facilities never to host Nosey again!

Liebel's animal-welfare violations span decades. He has been cited for nearly 200 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and in 2013, he was ordered to pay a penalty following nearly three dozen charges for AWA violations, including for chaining Nosey so tightly that she could barely move, denying her adequate veterinary care, and endangering the public. On top of that, Nosey has been consistently lame for over a year and is likely suffering from painful arthritis, a condition that can be fatal in elephants.

Please send a message to Howard's Flea Market and the USA Flea Market urging them to make the prudent and compassionate decision never to host Liebel again. Then call Howard's Flea Market at 352-628-3532 and the USA Flea Market at 727-862-3583 and urge them to pledge never to host Liebel's elephant act again. (Howard's Flea Market is open Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the USA Flea Market is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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