Oklahoma Bill Would Create Circus Exemption from the Cruelty Code for Use of Bullhooks and Tethers on Elephants

Oklahoma House Bill 2593 would exempt the use of bullhooks and free contact management of elephants from the state’s cruelty code. The language of the bill is narrowly tailored to apply to the Carson & Barnes Circus breeding and training facility (aka the Endangered Ark Foundation) in Hugo, Oklahoma.