PERRIS, Calif. - Animal rights activists have sued a
Southern California company that provided an elephant used in the
movie "Water for Elephants."
The suit was filed last week in Los Angeles federal court
against Have Trunk Will Travel of Perris. It claims that the
business defrauded two moviegoers who believed the elephant used in "Water for Elephants" was properly treated.
The suit claims the business used electric shock devices on the
Have Trunk Will Travel rents six elephants for movies, weddings,
fairs and other special events.
Company owners Gary and Kari Johnson deny the abuse allegations.
Kari Johnson tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the business
has a stellar record of animal care and stands by its training
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.