Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ringling Bros. Elephant Falls and Collapses in Anaheim

Sarah, a sick 54-year old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephant, fell down from a ramp and collapsed while being loaded onto a train in Anaheim, CA, after performing at the Honda Center late Sunday, August 7, 2011. Eye witnesses captured the incident on video and notified Animal Defenders International (ADI). Ringling was recently cited by the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act for failing to properly treat Sarah's chronic medical conditions. ADI has filed a complaint with the USDA, asking for Sarah to be taken off the road to get the veterinary attention she needs. ADI is concerned that Ringling is more interested in keeping the "show on the road" than Sarah's welfare. ADI believes Sarah should be retired to a sanctuary.

See also: Ringling Bros Circus Beats Elephants: The Saddest Show on Earth

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