Thursday, July 26, 2012

An Elephant Never Forgets

You might recall the outrageous lawsuit filed against Feld Entertainment Inc., better known as the group that runs Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. After almost a decade, a judge ruled, and the Court of Appeals confirmed, that animal rights groups and a former elephant trainer did not have standing to sue the circus on claims that it abused Asian elephants.

The circus didn't take this one sitting down. Feld sued the activists for what is alleged to be a massive racketeering scheme perpetrated by the Humane Society of the United States and its allies. From the Blog of Legal Times we learn that Feld has cleared another hurdle in getting justice. The then-plaintiffs-now-defendants filed a motion to dismiss in D.C. District Court and a judge heard their case last June. On Monday, the court determined that most of the allegations against the activists can move forward.

Read more on the ruling at

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