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Elephant 'bullhook' guide is safe and widely accepted, says Ringling Bros. director of animal stewardship

Elephant handlers use a tool called a bullhook that guides the animals. The tool has been ruled safe and acceptable, according to Janice Aria, head of animal stewardship with Ringling Bros.
Elephant handlers use a tool called a bullhook that guides the animals. The tool has been ruled safe and acceptable, according to Janice Aria, head of animal stewardship with Ringling Bros.


2014-02-21 - New York, United States
Our animals are inspected by animal welfare officials and routinely inspected and are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Despite this heavy regulatory scrutiny, many animal-rights groups criticize our animal care and the use of approved and widely accepted elephant tools, like the guide (often referred to by animal extremists as a “bullhook”). Groups like the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Elephant Managers Association and other professional organizations recognize ...



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