Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel
The following article is about an American animal abuser of a defenseless, innocent and ill elephant. Please read more and send the message to the Great Lakes Medieval Faire.
ANIMAL ABUSER: HUGO TOMMY LIEBEL
American exhibitor HUGO TOMMY LIEBEL, also known as HUGO T. LIEBEL, whose mailing address is P.O. BOX 3220, DAVENPORT, FLORIDA 33836, does business as FLORIDA STATE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, FLORIDA STATE FAMILY CIRCUS, LIEBLING BROTHERS CIRCUS, and LIEBLING BROTHERS FAMILY CIRCUS.
HUGO TOMMY LIEBEL’S ANIMAL-WELFARE VIOLATIONS IN THE US SPAN DECADES. He has been cited for nearly 200 VIOLATIONS of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and in 2013, he was ordered to pay a penalty following nearly THREE DOZEN CHARGES for AWA violations, including FOR CHAINING ELEPHANT NOSEY SO TIGHTLY THAT SHE COULD BARELY MOVE, DENYING HER ADEQUATE VETERINARY CARE, AND ENDANGERING THE PUBLIC.
THE GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE in ROCK CREEK, OHIO, US, has confirmed that it will be using the suffering Nosey (aka “Tiny”) again this year, even after an elephant expert and veterinarian observed her at the fair in 2014 and warned fair owners that the elephant was showing signs of DEBILITATING AND PAINFUL ARTHRITIS, a condition that can be fatal in elephants.
Please send a message to the Great Lakes Medieval Faire urging its organizers to make the prudent and compassionate decision to CANCEL NOSEY’S APPEARANCES IMMEDIATELY AND NEVER HOST HER AGAIN.
THE AGONIZING STORY OF NOSEY THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT.
HEARTBREAKING FOOTAGE OF NOSEY: THE SADDEST ELEPHANT.