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California Governor Brown signs law banning use of bullhooks on elephants

General September 2, 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown leaves the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure that bans the use of bullhooks and other devices to control elephants, the latest victory for animal rights activists who condemn the practice. Brown's action comes a month after Rhode Island became the first U.S. state to ban the use of a bullhook, a device that resembles a fireplace poker, on elephants and cities such as Los Angeles and Oakland passing similar measures amid public pressure calling for more humane treatment of wild animals used in entertainment. "California has once again demonstrated its commitment to animal protection.


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