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A citizen who was near the Kelly Miller Circus elephant rides in Point Place, Ohio, on August 8 attests to witnessing a handler attack an elephant with a "stick" that appeared to have a "sharp hook on the end"—a weapon commonly known as a bullhook, which is used to hurt and intimidate elephants. According to the citizen's sworn affidavit, she and her 13–year–old son witnessed the handler attack the elephant, who had four young children on her back, with such force that she could hear a "whack" sound with each strike. Reportedly, after the handler inflicted the final blow, the elephant screamed.
Please speak up for the elephant by demanding that the Toledo Area Humane Society pursue this case and ensure that the alleged perpetrator is held fully accountable if he is found to have violated Ohio law.
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