Elephant owner 'disgusted' by cruelty footage

The owner of a circus elephant said he was disgusted when he saw footage of the animal being struck with a pitchfork.

Bobby Roberts is accused of allowing his staff to beat Anne - a 58 year old Asian elephant - at the Circus's winter quarters at Polebrook near Peterborough.

He told District Judge David Chinnery at Northampton Crown Court that he had no knowledge of the behaviour towards the elephant


Elephant suffering trial

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