HUGE WIN!! Way to go L.A. There is HOPE that one day zoos will cease to exist.
"The majority of animals, who are either taken from the wild or raised in captivity, that appear in circuses and other attractions, exhibit signs of deep mental and physical distress...two-thirds of captive elephants exhibit stereotypic behaviors such as head bobbing, weaving, and swaying...repetitive behaviors are thought to be outward expressions of anxiety and stress."
Los Angeles was also one of the first major cities to ban the use of bullhooks. Ringling couldn't perform there because they relied on beating the elephants with the weapon.
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