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UK circus owner found guilty of elephant abuse

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LONDON (AP) — A British court has found a circus owner guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a performing elephant. A judge at Northampton Crown Court convicted Bobby Roberts after the court was shown secretly-filmed footage of a groom hitting 58-year-old elephant Anne with a pitchfork. The video, which was recorded by the group Animal Defenders International in 2011, showed the groom...

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