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1 Elephant Died and 4 Others Were Hurt After a Circus Truck Crash

ARTIZ PARRA: ‘An elephant died and four more are being treated for injuries after a circus truck accident on a major Spanish highway that provoked an outcry among animal rights defenders… The four surviving elephants are being treated by veterinarians in a public facility before being moved to a clinic in coming days… Three of them have minor cuts and one has more serious injuries to her legs…

Animal rights groups said the accident is the latest example of how the nature of the circus business is a danger to the physical and behavioral needs of wild animals… “These incredible animals are being carted around the country, confined and forced to perform,” said Animal Defenders International President Jan Creamer in an emailed statement, adding that animals are often “confined in small spaces, deprived of physical and social needs, spending excessive amounts of time shut in transporters”.’ SOURCE…

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