PETA: Topeka police, USDA should probe alleged circus animal abuse
Two animal handlers were accused of punching and kicking dogs during an Arab Shrine circus performance Sunday.
By Ann Marie Bush
Feb. 26, 2014
In response to reports of two circus handlers allegedly punching and kicking dogs during an Arab Shrine circus performance Sunday in Topeka, PETA has asked the Topeka Police Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate, said Carney Anne Nasser, an attorney with the Peta Foundation.
“Multiple people have echoed outrage,” Nasser said Tuesday.
Hamid Circus Inc., which coordinated the 2014 circus performances in Topeka, said on its Facebook page Monday that one animal handler had been “reassigned.”
Nasser said according to eyewitnesses, a fight broke out between two malamutes who were used in the show.
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