Owner reaches agreement over three elephants. He can keep 1, but must give up 2 others

Boo, Tina & Jewel, Presented by Will Davenport. Hamid (Midian Shrine) Circus 04/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Boo, Tina & Jewel, Presented by Will Davenport. Hamid (Midian Shrine) Circus 04/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

2009-08-20 - Leggett, United States , CINDY HORSWELL

Willie Davenport will keep Boo — a 9,000-pound elephant who has performed in circuses with his family since the 1960s — but he had to relinquish two other elephants to end his fight Thursday with federal authorities over permitting and care of the gentle giants. I am sad. This is not just my loss, but East Texas is losing their elephants. They have touched a lot of people, said Davenport, who was surrounded by 70 neighbors who came to show support when authorities arrived to collect the two ...

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