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PETERBOROUGH, England, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A British couple have been
charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an elephant they kept as
part of their circus, officials said.
Bobby and Moira Roberts, who own the Bobby Roberts Super Circus,
jointly face three charges for offenses under the Animal Welfare Act
2006. They allegedly kept the elephant, Anne, chained to the ground at
all times, failed to stop an employee from beating the animal and failed
to meet the needs of the animal, The Guardian of London reported
The charges against the Roberts were brought after an investigation
into the 58-year-old elephant's condition by welfare organization Animal
Defenders International from Jan. 21 to Feb. 15 at the circus in
The two are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 16.
Anne, who suffers from arthritis, has been transferred to a 13-acre lot at the Wiltshire wildlife center.
In: World News
Tags: uk, london, bobby, roberts, circus, anne, elephant, cruelty, beating, bullhook, longleat, captive, sri lanka, asian,
Location: United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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