Animal group wants zoo to separate antagonistic elephants

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Two elephants battle in a Massachusetts zoo (WABC)

Two elephants in a zoo in Massachusetts don't seem to be getting along.

Now an animal welfare group is trying to force the zoo to separate the elephant enemies.

The organization 'In Defense of Animals' has filed a complaint with the USDA accusing the zoo in New Bedford of violating the animal welfare act.

It claims that an elephant named Ruth has been battered for years by a bigger elephant named Emily.

It was reported that Emily bit part of Ruth's tail 9 years ago.

The zoo says it has passed 4 USDA inspections over the past year and it doesn't consider Emily's behavior toward Ruth to be abusive.
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