Anne the elephant's owners face trial over her 'unnecessary suffering'

Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Guardian

The owners of Anne the (now retired) circus elephant are to go on trial charged with causing her unnecessary suffering.

Bobby and Moira Roberts, from Oundle in Northamptonshire, are also accused of failing to take reasonable steps to prevent an employee from causing unnecessary suffering to the animal, and failing to ensure that its needs were met.