Monday, October 27, 2008

Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse Trial Delayed

Federal Lawsuit against Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for Elephant Abuse goes to Trial  

Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse Trial Delayed

Trial Will No Longer Begin on Oct. 27; No New Trial Date Yet Established by the Court

Washington, DC (October 27, 2008) - A coalition of national animal protection groups along with Tom Rider, a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus employee, have sued Ringling Bros. for violating the Endangered Species Act by cruelly mistreating Asian elephants.

The long-awaited trial, which had been scheduled to start on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 in federal court for the District of Columbia, has been postponed.

The coalition of animal protection organizations consists of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Animal Welfare Institute, The Fund for Animals, and Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute.

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