"Because I only heard one side of the story, I am not going to draw any conclusions," writes Slay in his blog. "But, I have asked the City's Health Department to reach out to Ringling Bros. before they arrive here for a scheduled performance next month and discuss the welfare of all circus animals, including the elephants. In addition, Health Department staffers will conduct inspections of the animals' conditions before the circus's performance - and an Animal Care Officer will be present on site from the time the animals are up and fed in the mornings until they are bedded down at night."
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