People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Wednesday released what it says is a secretly recorded video showing handlers striking Ringling Bros. circus elephants backstage. PETA says someone affiliated with the group made the recording during a circus tour earlier this year. A Ringling spokeswoman denied PETA's abuse claims. "Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey loves its elephants," she said.
Born Free USA is currently waiting for a ruling on our lawsuit against Ringling for just such abuse.
PETA: Video shows Ringling Bros. abusing animals