Skip to comments.Humane Society, others to pay Feld, Ringling Bros. $15 million in Asian elephant lawsuit
Posted on 05/19/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT by DesScorp
A 14-year battle over the care of Feld Entertainment's circus elephants ended Thursday with the Humane Society of the United States and others paying a $15.75 million settlement.The lawsuit was filed by a company the Humane Society acquired, along with other animal rights groups, against Feld, parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, over the care of its 43 Asian elephants.The settlement follows $9.3 million that the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid in 2012 for its connection to false claims against Feld in U.S. District Court in Washington."We hope this settlement payment, and the various court decisions that found against these animal rights activists and their attorneys, will deter individuals and organizations from bringing frivolous litigation like this in the future," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and chief executive officer of Feld Entertainment. "This settlement is a significant milestone for our family-owned business and all the dedicated men and women who care for the Ringling Bros. herd of 42 Asian elephants."Feld's circus operations are in Florida where they have a 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk County. The center has had 26 elephant births, said Stephen Payne, spokesman for Feld. The company is completing its 600,000-square-foot headquarters building in Palmetto that includes an area planned to provide temporary housing for circus animals."We're in the process soon of creating an animal compound on property
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Wow - This should put a dent in the Animal Rights groups plans
Slander, libel, false claims, frivolous lawsuit and intimidation. I hope the settlement is substantial enough to rend the sails of these bilious “animal rights” activists.
Thanks for the Bump.
Interesting...now the HSUS will have to run beg-a-thons to bilk people out of the $ needed to pay for their own stupidity
“A fool and his money are easily parted”, PT Barnum!
The bastards lawyers thought they could gin the system and they got their just deserts...
I love a happy ending
they run them daily. my mom got duped. i set her right.