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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 23, 2002
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Sterling and Reid Circus

Category: Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human
Species: Elephant

Summary: A handler with Sterling and Reid Circus faces animal cruelty charges after being accussed of beating an elephant resulting in bloody lacertations on the animal. The chief animal handler with the circus was also arrested.

Source: The Virginian Pilot

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