Jeff Stier: Circus prevails in elephantine struggle

Orange County Register

How’s this for a “man bites dog” story? A major nonprofit activist group is paying a corporation to settle litigation. Usually it’s the other way around.

Over a decade ago, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined forces with other animal-rights groups to sue Ringling Bros. as part of a campaign to keep animals out of zoos and circuses. The lawsuit alleged that the circus was abusing elephants.

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