WANTED: ELEPHANT ABUSER. $10K REWARD.
Following reports and video footage allegedly showing that Tai, the elephant featured in âWater For Elephants,â was abused while training for movies, outraged viewers and animal rights activists wanted justice. While the law may not be on their side for Tai, whose abuse was documented six years ago (now beyond the statute of limitations), the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is seeking justice for any elephant recently abused in California.
While certain acts are legal, the state of California has laws prohibiting specific types of animal cruelty. ALDF representative Lisa Franzetta directed The Huffington Post toward the specific illegal acts described in Cal. Pen. Code Â§ 596. (Read more...)