ASPCA v. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Animal Welfare Groups Sue Over
Circus' Treatment of Elephants

September 24, 2003

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  • Meyer & Glitzenstein, Plaintiffs' Lawyers
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Lawyers for the Circus

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  • The Endangered Species Act

  • Animal welfare groups sued the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, contending that its treatment of elephants violates the Endangered Species Act by "harming, harassing and wounding endangered elephants."

    The trial in federal court beings in February 2009.

    You can read the lawsuit's allegations below:


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