Ban the use of Bullhooks in Texas

Ban the use of Bullhooks in Texas

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Lauren Murphy started this petition to Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and

The use of bullhooks in the circus is abusive. Behind the scenes, these are utilized to hurt the elephants, break their spirits, and force them into submission. Many circus goers and animal lovers do not notice the two sharp hooks at the end of the bullhooks and many have not watched the cruel training videos online, so it appears to only be for protection and directions. The humans in the circus acts involving the elephants, hold these bullhooks during the show in order to intimidate and frighten the elephants into doing the act. These animals have felt horrible pain during training if they refused to do as they are told. Since the use of bullhooks have been banned in many cities and states, numerous companies have chosen to move to a different state and continue the use of these cruel tools. Furthermore, many former circus groups are disguising themselves as sanctuary style groups while still performing circus acts with the use of bullhooks. One organization in particular, The Preserve located in Fredericksburg, TX, formally known as Have Trunk Will Travel. HTWT has been investigated by Animal Defenders International and after an 8-week undercover investigation, which has video proof of bullhooks being used to beat these majestic animals, they continue to bring in money and hurt these animals, just in a different state.

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Austin, TX has already banned the use of bullhooks, but we need Texas as a state to do the same. If the State of Texas were to ban the use of the bull hooks, this would make it possible for circuses to come to town that do not use, hurt or exploit animals.

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