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Last Chain on Billie

How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top
Bradley, Carol, 1957- (Book - 2014)
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"Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, [this book] charts the history of elephants in America, the ... story of the Elephant Sanctuary, and the ... tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have"--Amazon.com.
Authors: Bradley, Carol, 1957-
Title: Last chain on Billie
how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top
Statement of Responsibility: Carol Bradley
Edition: First edition
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Branch Call Number: 639.97967 BRA
Characteristics: xv, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, [this book] charts the history of elephants in America, the ... story of the Elephant Sanctuary, and the ... tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have"--Amazon.com.
Contents: Capturing elephants
Losing a family ; Tracking the elusive beasts
Drawn to the big top ; Rounding up the elephants
Learning the ropes ; Fooling the elephant
One-legged stands ; Long voyage to America
The Hawthorn Five ; Seesaws, grass skirts, and water skis
Life on the road ; Forcing elephants to perform
Acting out ; Block and tackle and chains
A sanctuary takes shape ; Coercion, not kindness
Trouble for Cuneo ; "Bad" elephants
Space and silence ; Conquering an elephant
The crackdown begins ; Going rogue
Mired in bureaucracy ; Hollywood comes calling
Setbacks in Illinois ; The tale of Baby Boo
Caravan to freedom ; Big Mary's tragic fate
The start of a new life ; The short life of Baby Hatch
The conundrum of zoos ; The plight of Ziggy
Spotlight on abuse ; A new wave of elephants
Bad days, good days ; Chains, hooks, and hot shots
Unchained at last
Subject Headings: Captive elephants United States Anecdotes Elephants United States Anecdotes Circus animals United States Anecdotes Animal welfare United States Animal rescue United States
Topical Term: Captive elephants
Elephants
Circus animals
Animal welfare
Animal rescue
ISBN: 9781250025692 (hbk.)
1250025699 (hbk.)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) and index
LCCN: 2014008568
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