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Current event eleven article 11-29-2011 - USDA fines...

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USDA fines Ringling Bros. Circus over treatment of animals By Leigh Remizowski, CNN Updated 7:20 PM EST, Tue November 29, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Circus owner violated the Animal Welfare Act, regulators say Feld Entertainment agrees to pay $270,000 but admits no wrongdoing The company agrees to a new training protocol for animal handlers (CNN) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the "Greatest Show on Earth" with a record penalty for alleged animal rights violations. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has agreed to pay $270,000 for allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act on several occasions from June 2007 to August 2011, according to a USDA news release. The USDA can levy fines of up to $10,000 per violation of the act. "This settlement sends a direct message to the public and to those who exhibit animals that USDA
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