Hawn: Elephant Girl

Michael Douglas isn’t the only busy activist this week. Goldie Hawn, a Maryland native, has written to her home-state legislators, urging them to outlaw the use of elephants under the big top and elsewhere. “Circus elephants are denied almost everything important to them, including family relationships, privacy, mental stimulation, physical exercise and emotional outlets,” Hawn, 54, wrote the Maryland Judiciary Committee. Her letter was made public on Monday. A bill currently before the Maryland General Assembly would prevent elephants from being used to entertain anywhere within the state. “As a Maryland native and someone who cares deeply for animals,” said Hawn, “I would like nothing more than to boast about our great state’s compassionate side.”

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