Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling Bros.

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  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    WASHINGTON—An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Friday it was not admitting any wrongdoing in settling the lawsuit. The New York-based animal rights group was one of several involved in a lawsuit filed in 2000 against the circus' owner, Feld Entertainment Inc., claiming elephants were abused. Courts later found that the animal rights activists had paid a former Ringling barn helper involved in the lawsuit at least $190,000, making him "essentially a paid plaintiff" who lacked credibility.
    Two courts agreed the former barn helper, Tom Rider, wasn't credible and didn't have a right to sue. As a result, they didn't address claims the circus violated the federal Endangered Species Act .

    Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling - The Denver Post
     
  2. stoni24

    stoni24 New Member

    Wow. Thks for the link. A great read.
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Bout time
     
  4. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Elephants are extremely expensive to obtain, let alone train and maintain.
    Why would PETA think that a circus would abuse them when they generate revenue?
     
  5. moreluck

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  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    peta = people eating tasty animals ?
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member