Monday, October 15, 2012
City Council Member Felicia Moore will join BAN the Bullhook and Animal rights
activists at the Atlanta Pride Festival on Sunday
Atlanta City Council Member Felicia Moore will join BAN the Bullhook and Animal
rights activists at the Atlanta Pride Festival on Sunday October 14, 2012 at
will have their mobile billboard unit along with elephant mascots and animal
rights supporters in and around the park, gathering additional signatures
petitioning the Atlanta City Council to implement a total bullhook ban.
mobile billboard will circle Piedmont Park before and after the parade.
In June the City Council voted to prevent the use of
bullhooks but only when it can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that they
were used in a specific instance to "discipline" an elephant and that
the elephant's skin was broken, scarred, or otherwise damaged as a result.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said
Atlanta’s revised animal protection ordinance is a step backward from Fulton
County's outright ban on the use of bullhooks.
“This ordinance will not protect elephants because
enforcing it would require that someone not only be there to witness the abuse,
but be close enough to see the actual damage to the elephant's skin,”
according to PETA’s official blog site. “The bullhook would have to break
the skin, something a blunt object which causes pain does not always do…. And,
broken bones and forming bruises can't always be seen with the naked eye. Only a
ban on the use of bullhooks can protect elephants from bullhook abuse.”
For more information on Sunday’s petition drive call the Office of City Council Member Felicia Moore at 404-330-6044 or Anna Ware at 404-483-4833.