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Leider v. Lewis
California Supreme Court
2 Cal. 5th 1121 (2017)
Robert Culp and Aaron Leider (plaintiffs) sued the City of Los Angeles and John Lewis, who was the director of the Los Angeles Zoo (defendants). Culp and Leider sought an injunction based on the theory that the zoo was allegedly maintaining a public nuisance by mistreating the animals. Culp and Leider alleged that the Zoo was engaged in animal cruelty and neglect, which are violations of California criminal law. The trial court held a bench trial and entered an injunction prohibiting the zoo from using bullhooks or electric shock on elephants, requiring the zoo to exercise the elephants, and requiring the zoo to rototill the elephant enclosure regularly. The zoo appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Corrigan, J.)
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