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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 

Excellent news for Feld Entertainment. In a long awaited decision, the Federal Court today ruled in favor of Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey in response to a law suit brought by animal liberation activists and the Animal Protection Institute, a suit endorsed by PETA, HSUS and other animal liberation advocates.

According to the Washington Post regarding today's ruling...

"In a 57-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said a former Ringling employee, Tom Rider, and the Animal Protection Institute did not have legal standing to sue the circus under the Endangered Species Act.

Rider and the institute argued during a lengthy bench trial and in court papers that Ringling Brothers had violated the Endangered Species Act because handlers used bull hooks on elephants and chained them for long periods. They contended that the hooks and chaining harmed the elephants."

Feld attorney's contended successfully that RBBB elephants are well cared for and are not abused.

A nice way to go into the new year, Ben.

All the best to you and your family from Down Under.


It will be great to watch Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey Circus ,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.

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