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ASPCA v. Ringling Bros. (2003)

Plaintiff's Attorney:   Stephen Louis Braga, Baker Botts, LLP, D.C.; Katherine Ann Meyer, Meyer & Glitzenstein, D.C.

Defendant's Attorney:   Harris Weinstein, Covington & Burling, D.C.

Topic: Cruelty/ESA

Case File #:   Civil Action No. 00-1641

Jurisdiction:   D.C. - United States District Court of the District of Columbia

Year Case Filed:   2003

Name of the Document:   Amended Order


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This case involves the Ringling Brothers circus company’s mistreatment of elephants brought by the ASPCA.  Plaintiffs alleged that the alleged routine beating, chaining, and other mistreatment amounted to an unlawful taking of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Judge rejects defendants’ motion to dismiss and order the case to proceed.

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Amended Order (07/30/2003) (80 KB)

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