Elephant suffering trial

A circus couple from Northamptonshire are due to go on trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to an elephant.

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Elephant suffering trial due to begin

The trial is about to begin of Bobby and Moira Roberts from Northamptonshire who are accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a circus elephant called Anne.

The charges can be summarised as:

1) Causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, by chaining itsfoot and hind leg to the ground.

2) Failing to prevent an employee causing unnecessary suffering byrepeatedly beating her.

3) Failing to meet the needs of a protected animal for which they were responsible.

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