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The Atlanta City Council has approved a measure that would make it illegal to use instruments to abuse elephants.
The legislation, which did not specifically name bullhooks, was approved Tuesday by a vote of 13-1. It was introduced by Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean.
Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance preventing the use of bullhooks on elephants, but only when they are used to break, scar or otherwise damage the animal's skin.
Legislation has been passed.
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Update: The Atlanta City Council voted to prevent the use of bullhooks but only when it can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that they were used in a specific instance to "discipline" an elephant and that the elephant's skin was broken, scarred, or otherwise damaged as a result. This is a step backward from Fulton County's outright ban on the use of bullhooks. This ordinance will not protect elephants because enforcing it would require that someone not only be there to witness the abuse, but be close enough to see the actual damage to the elephant's skin. The bullhook would have to break the skin, something a blunt object which causes pain does not always do. Obviously Ringling hides its abusive "training and handling" from public view, hooks elephants in places people can't typically see such as under the chin and behind the ears, and uses gray Wonder Dust to stop bleeding quickly and conceal wounds. And, broken bones and forming bruises can't always be seen with the naked eye. Only a ban on the use of bullhooks can protect elephants from bullhook abuse. Councilmembers Felicia Moore and Natalyn Archibong introduced a total bullhook ban at the end of Monday's City Council meeting. It will go to the Public Safety Committee for review before the council can vote on it.