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In fact, the USDA currently has open multiple investigations of potential violations of the AWA by Ringling.
At least 26 elephants, including four babies, have died since 1992, including an 8-month-old baby elephant named Riccardo who was destroyed after he fractured his hind legs when he fell from a circus pedestal. Elephants are not the only animals with Ringling to suffer tragic deaths. In 2004, a 2-year-old lion died of apparent heatstroke while the circus train crossed the Mojave Desert.
Leave elephants in India and Africa, where they belong. If you want to help them, make sure they have preserved land and ban the sale of ivory. Don't painfully bind them up till they perform tricks for you so you can make money. They banned bear baiting in India, didn't they? Why is this practice still allowed in the United States?
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