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Saturday, March 24, 2012

FROM THE BALLOONMAN--
Here is a link for a very interesting video on the use of
a prod in training elephants from the Baltimore Zoo.
I think it is very informative and disputes Peta and other
activist groups complaints about"bullhooks"




Working with Anna
( Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun / March 19, 2012 )
At the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Animal keeper, Katie Ernest works with Anna, a 37 year-old elephant. Ernest uses a "guide" -also known as a "bullhook-" to guide the elephant. The zoo uses them in a humane way as opposed to what the latter name might suggest. The trainers also use body language, voice commands and treats to direct the elephants
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