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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 16, 2006
Location: San Juan,

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal
Species: Elephant

Summary: The USDA opened a fourth investigation into Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus following an incident in which two elephants ran amok inside a San Juan arena. The elephants reportedly sustained injuries after being chased under the arena's bleachers. Angelica, one of the elephants in the incident, is the same elephant videotaped being chained and beaten by bullhook, an incident for which Ringling is also under investigation.

Source: PeTA Press Release

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