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Dan Koehl by footcare at Circus Krone in germany 2001
Dan Koehl by footcare at Circus Krone in germany 2001


2006-11-17 - PITTSBURGH, United States , Barry Newman, The Wall Street Journal

The Animal and Plant Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking advice from the public on what to do about problem feet in elephants. The deadline for sending in ideas is Dec. 11. Hundreds have already arrived. Such as: "Elephants' feet are being destroyed by their confined environment." "They should be able to walk on grass, not concrete." "Some elephants never need their toenails trimmed and some elephants need them continuously trimmed."



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