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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 17, 1994
Location: Lebanon, Oregon

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: King Royal Circus

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

Summary: Mickey, a young Asian elephant, was forced to the ground screaming when his trainer, Bela Tabak, beat him for refusing to do a trick and attempting to flea. The USDA penalized Tabak by suspending his right to handle elephants for 5 years.

Source: Oregonian

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