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ASCPA to pay ringling bros. $9.3 million to settle suit.

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  1. I invented that

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    WASHINGTON—An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Friday it was not admitting any wrongdoing in settling the lawsuit. The New York-based animal rights group was one of several involved in a lawsuit filed in 2000 against the circus' owner, Feld Entertainment Inc., claiming elephants were abused. Courts later found that the animal rights activists had paid a former Ringling barn helper involved in the lawsuit at least $190,000, making him "essentially a paid plaintiff" who lacked credibility.
    Two courts agreed the former barn helper, Tom Rider, wasn't credible and didn't have a right to sue. As a result, they didn't address claims the circus violated the federal Endangered Species Act by allegedly chaining the elephants for long periods and allowing trainers to use sharp tools called bullhooks.
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    guess this makes up for their outting the circus for gluing a horn on the head of a goat and advertising it as a unicorn?
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    you didn't see that in the papers a few years ago? letterman and conan were all over it. it was the most attention the circus had in NYC in decades.
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    i guess it's really true, there's a sucker born every minute. the aspca and the media must have been very proud of themselves, the following day they ran a big story that santa claus wasn't real.
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    Why are we blaming the media when it has only came out (in 2009 I mean) that the main witness got paid to testify?

    Are we supposed to somehow know things before they are even discovered?
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    Try to keep up siriuspuppy. I was talking about the unicorn/goat.
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    Puppy? Come on...let's try and beat that.

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