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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:17 PM

Trump Rally Features Convicted Animal Abuser's Elephant



Sarasota, Florida (CNN)While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

At a campaign stop in Sarasota, Florida, a female Asian elephant named Essex was seen walking around outside the grounds with "Trump -- Make American Great Again" drawn with chalk on its side.

The elephant is owned by a company called "The Elephant Walk," whose owner Frank Murray said he is a Trump supporter and decided to come out and bring Essex with him.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/28/politics/donald-trump-elephant-sarasota-florida/


About Mr Murray and his elephants...

snip>The owner of the animals, Frank Murray, is a convicted animal abuser that not only evaded arrest for 16 years, but posted bail and is still providing services to the MD Renaissance Festival. The owner of the festival, Mr. Jules Smith, has repeatedly hung up on others when asking for the discontinued use of elephants as a ride.

The elephants are forced to stand for up to 10 hours a day, surrounded by throngs of people, and forced to give rides to patrons all day long for months at a time. Frank Murray uses whips, chains, and bullhooks in order to subdue them into performing and not acting out, when in reality, these are incredibly intelligent creatures who also have a history of violence when treated in an extreme manner.

http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0415/letter-to-the-editor-_-elephants-at-the-renaissance-festival.html


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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:41 PM

1. Just when you thought things could not get more disgusting.... nt

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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:59 PM

2. Ridiculous.

Consider the source.

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