To the City of Richmond, VA, for passing a ban on bull hooks.
According to a recent news article, the city of Richmond, VA, has passed a ban to effectively outlaw the use of bull hooks, commonly used on elephants performing with traveling circuses. Elephants have established a remarkable capacity for social bonds, altruism and intelligence. Asian elephants, commonly used to entertain circus crowds, are an endangered species. Like all animals, elephants have the capacity to experience pain and fear. The NHES feels strongly that that these rare and magnificent creatures should not be prodded with weaponry to amuse crowds. We applaud the City of Richmond, VA, for passing this important measure.
Take action. Citizens of Richmond, VA, write to your city council members and thank them for banning the bull hook.
Richmond City Council
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia 23219