PETA Statement re Oakland City Council Passage of Bullhook Ban

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Oakland, Calif. – PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders’ statement follows:

Thanks to the Oakland City Council, elephants in Oakland will be protected from bullhooks—weapons that resemble a fireplace poker with a sharp hook on one end. PETA looks forward to seeing more cities across the country follow Oakland’s compassionate and progressive example.

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