Elephants peform during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

L.A. circus fan, beware. As of 2017 the circus may no longer be visiting Staples Center. In a legislative effort led by Councilmember Paul Koretz, the council unanimously voted to ban the use of bullhooks, used to guide elephants and protect trainers, starting in 2017.

Though Feld-owned Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey maintains that bullhooks are used only if needed or for safety, the council decided...


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