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By: Patrick McGreevy

Bullhooks to control elephants banned in California

LA Times

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation outlawing the use of bullhooks to handle and control elephants in California even as many animal handlers have stopped using the devices.

The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) got a boost after similar measures were adopted in the cities of Los Angeles and Oakland, and after Feld Entertainment announced an end to traveling elephants in the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circuses.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-outlaws-use-of-bullhooks-to-1472519298-htmlstory.html

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