Tractor Supply Company Bans Notoriously Cruel Elephant Exhibitor

After the suffering elephant Nosey was spotted outside two Tractor Supply Company stores in Ohio, PETA sent a letter to a company executive explaining that the animal’s notorious exhibitor, Hugo Liebel, has been cited for nearly 200 animal-welfare violations, most of which have been related to mistreatment. The company quickly banned him from using its parking lots to display the elephant and affirmed that it has no plans to host exhibits with any wild animals.

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