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an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook

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The students considered other approaches outlawing just the bullhook, say, or pursuing legislation at the county level and decided the most effective way to make a difference was a statewide ban.
A WOMAN was injured by a bullhook after being caught up in a Traveller feud, the High Court heard yesterday.
Next, they are beaten with hammers and clubs and stabbed with rods tipped with metal spikes or bullhooks.
It recently added an animal-free unit to its schedule, but other productions feature elephants from Carson & Barnes Circus, a disreputable exhibitor that beats these intelligent, family-oriented animals with steel-tipped bullhooks and shocks them with Tasers and electric prods.
A picture showed one beaten by eight men carrying iron bullhooks.
The suit alleged that Ringling Brothers' treatment of its Asian elephants--and specifically, the circus's use of bullhooks and prolonged chaining--violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
"To force animals to perform these meaningless and often uncomfortable or painful tricks, trainers use whips, muzzles, bullhooks and electric prods.
The elephants, guided by bullhooks and shouts, would then meekly retire to their allotted places.
"For elephants this will mean cruel training methods such as the use of bullhooks and electric shock devices, and extended periods of confinement and chaining.
"For elephants, in some cases, this will mean cruel training methods such as the use of bullhooks and electric shock devices, and extended periods of confinement and chaining.
The DVD shows undercover footage of elephants being beaten with bullhooks (a training tool with a sharp steel hook at its end) and zapped with electric shocked, techniques Mansourian called "standard operating procedure" for elephant trainers.
PETA claims that trainers use whips, bullhooks, and other painful tools to force animals to perform such tricks as riding bicycles, balancing on balls, and jumping through rings of fire.