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No Elephant Bullhooks in Atlanta, Georgia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
2 years ago
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No Elephant Bullhooks in Atlanta, Georgia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, suffering, protection, environment )
Cher- 55 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com

Tell Atlanta city council members to keep the ban on elephant bullhooks for all of Fulton County, including Atlanta. Condoning animal abuse is unexceptable


2 years ago
Urge Atlanta City Council to Vote on Monday to Ban Bullhooks ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, suffering, protection, environment )
Cher- 1 hour ago - secure.peta.org
This Monday, June 18, the Atlanta City Council will decide whether or not the use of bullhooks--rods with a sharp metal hook and point on the end that are used to strike, jab, hook, prod, and beat elephants on the most sensitive parts of their bodies


2 years ago

Signed

Thanks Monika

2 years ago

signed the Change one, had previously signed the C2 and PETA petitions, TU

2 years ago

All signed

Anonymous
2 years ago

All signed, thanks.

2 years ago

all signed, thanks

2 years ago

All signed and shared

2 years ago

signed

UPDATE! Legislation passed Banning elepahant abuse.
2 years ago

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.

 

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/245376/40/Elephant-abuse-banned-in-Atlanta

 

 

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.

2 years ago

Signed

2 years ago

Legislation has been passed.

2 years ago

Signed, tweeted, shared all petitions. Good to hear the legislation has passed.

2 years ago

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.

 

http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/06/19/will-the-atlanta-city-council-ban-bullhooks.aspx

2 years ago

signed

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