Thursday, February 05, 2009

DC elephant trial underway

The trial over whether Ringling Brothers' handling of its endangered Asian elephants is abusive got underway in a DC district court yesterday. Several animal advocacy groups, along with plaintiff Tom Rider, who used to work for Ringling, are suing under the Endangered Species Act.

Here's one early report of the proceedings from a legal blogger. In case you're not familiar, here's a CBS news report and an LA Times article with some background on the story...

1 comment:

aglu said...

Unfortunate elephants. I support the judicial claim.