Full Title Name:  Elephants and Tuberculosis: A Real Threat

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Sophie Pierce Place of Publication:  Michigan State University College of Law Publish Year:  2018 Primary Citation:  Animal Legal & Historical Center 0 Country of Origin:  United States
Summary: This paper addresses the catastrophic epidemic that is elephants infected with Tuberculosis, and the crisis that surrounds every diagnosis. Lack of Federal law and patchwork state laws makes it difficult, if not impossible, to control this pandemic. Moreover, inadequate testing for Tuberculosis in elephants is a safety hazard for elephants and humans. The lack of legal oversight and the absence of care by the agencies meant to protect elephants used for exhibition purposes is not only an animal welfare issue, but is a dire public safety concern.
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