PETA Statement Re Willowick City Council Passage of the Bullhook Ban

Thanks to the Willowick City Council, elephants in Willowick will never again be threatened or struck with bullhooks—weapons resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp hook on one end that circuses use to beat elephants and force them to perform unnatural tricks. Willowick joins Los Angeles, Oakland, and other cities across the U.S. and around the world in standing up for elephants, and PETA looks forward to seeing more cities follow Willowick’s compassionate and progressive example.

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