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Saturday, November 24, 2012


Bobby Roberts, Circus Owner, Found Guilty Of Elephant Abuse
from:  huffingtonpost.com
AP  |  Posted: 11/23/2012
LONDON (AP) — A British court has found a circus owner guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a performing elephant.
A judge at Northampton Crown Court convicted Bobby Roberts after the court was shown secretly-filmed footage of a groom hitting 58-year-old elephant Anne with a pitchfork.
The video, which was recorded by the group Animal Defenders International in 2011, showed the groom kicking and hitting the Asian elephant, which was seen chained by a foot and a hind leg in a barn.
The 69-year-old Roberts told the court during a five-day trial that he would never have condoned the behavior of the groom, who is believed to have returned to his home in Romania.
He was given a three-year conditional discharge Friday.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/23/uk-circus-owner-found-guilty-bobby-roberts_n_2178909.html

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