Written by Jennifer OConnor
being used by a circus in Chile for nearly six decades, Ramba, a female elephant who spent her off-hours living in a parking lot, has been transferred
to a safari park, thanks to the efforts of local residents who
fought for her release. Ramba is being treated by an elephant specialist in hopes
that she can be made healthy enough eventually to be transferred to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. But even if she's
not up to the trip, Ramba's days of performing stupid tricks are over.
The lame and sick elephants traveling with Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus also deserve a
here to urge the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to follow up on the record fine
that it imposed on Ringling by seizing the circus's worn-out and ailing elephants.
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