Victory! Bullhook Ban Passes

Published by PETA.

Sweet Georgia Brown! Or should I say, “Sweet Fulton County Board of Commissioners”? Earlier today, following pressure from PETA, concerned members of the community, and celebrities like Demi Moore, the board approved a ban on the use of bullhooks—batons with a sharp metal hook on the end that are used to hit captive elephants in order to keep them fearful and obedient.

Because elephants traveling to Fulton County can’t be jabbed or beaten with these ugly devices, circuses like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and other traveling shows will have to leave them behind.

If you’re as happy about this as we are, please send a note of appreciation to the Board and commend it for its compassionate decision.

Interested in campaigning for a similar ban in your area? Contact our Action Team at [email protected] to get started.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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