Children Hurt After Camel Spooked By Shovel At Circus

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Six children were taken to the hospital Sunday after a camel they were riding at the Shrine Circus in Pittsburgh got spooked and ran out of control around the arena floor.

The camel modified into brought below abet watch over within seconds, and the circus resumed with none extra complications. Ruthie Kester, a Latrobe resident who modified into at the circus, informed KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that a baby threw a shovel - worn to magnificent up after the animals - at the camel's toes.

One eyewitness told TribLive: 'They were giving camel rides and camels were walking around calmly. The video shows the camel bucking and throwing the children off its back.

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Witness Marlo Shipeck told CBS Pittsburgh, "They went insane and they just started running everywhere and [my daughter] was holding onto me and she was super scared and she was crying".

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In a video posted on social media, an announcer can be heard saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, remain calm, please".

Emergency medical services were on hand for the event and they provided medical treatment to the children and adult who were injured. A veterinarian examined and cleared all of the animals, including the camel, to return to the arena.

And animal rights group Humane Action Pittsburgh added: 'This is yet another reason animal circuses should be banned. The animal was not injured, officials said. The Missoula Shrine Circus dropped wild-animal acts, Shrine circuses in Canada haven't used wild animals in years, the Orillia Shrine Club abandoned its longtime circus and instead held an Oktoberfest fundraiser, and the Jerusalem Shriners recently announced their decision never again to host an animal circus.

Paul Leavy, a Shrine Circus organizer since 1993, has said in the past that the Shriners do not abuse animals.

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