CHIPPERFIELD IS ARRESTED OVER CAMEL CRUELTY VIDEO; Circus chief quizzed.
CIRCUS trainer Mary Chipperfield Mary Chipperfield was a 1970s circus entertainer who specialised in a chimpanzee act. The Chipperfield heritage
She was the daughter of Rose Chipperfield (née Purchase, born in 1912, died March 7 2006 aged 93). was arrested yesterday over allegations of animal cruelty first exposed by The Mirror.
She was quizzed by cops investigating a catalogue of abuse revealed in a harrowing video.
Secretly filmed by the charity Animal Defenders, it showed Miss Chipperfield, 60, apparently rib-kicking and whipping WHIPPING, punishment. The infliction of stripes.
2. This mode of punishment, which is still practiced in some of the states, is a relict of barbarism; it has yielded in most of the middle and northern states to the penitentiary system. a camel with a leather belt after it refused to move.
She was then heard shouting: "Get up, get up, you bloody stupid animal."
In another scene, she allegedly pushed and kicked a screaming baby chimp into a tiny carrying box. As the youngster cried out, she shouted: "Yes, you can bloody cry. Get in! I'm not in the mood."
Yesterday, the world-famous circus trainer looked happy and relaxed as she arrived with her solicitor at a police station near her farm in Over Wallop, Hants.
Wearing a pale blue Adj. 1. pale blue - of a light shade of blue
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue jacket, red jumper The simplest form of an on/off switch. It is just a tiny, plastic-covered metal block, which is pushed onto two pins to close that circuit. It is used to select a myriad of functions on a printed circuit board or on a peripheral device. and jeans, she waved to waiting newsmen.
She was questioned under caution over a series of animal cruelty charges.
Following The Mirror's revelation of the Animal Defenders' video, Miss Chipperfield denied any cruelty.
She explained her attack on the camel, saying: "I'm not beating it. I'm encouraging it with a stick to get up and go forward."
Other sickening scenes showed trainer Stephen Gills, 64, lashing out a striking out; also, extravagance.
See also: Lashing at a terrified ter·ri·fy
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. elephant with a metal bar.
A convicted killer, who served 11 years for the manslaughter manslaughter, homicide committed without justification or excuse but distinguished from murder by the absence of the element of malice aforethought. Modern criminal statutes usually divide it into degrees, the most common distinction being between voluntary and of a woman student, he struck the animal so hard, it bent the 4ft-long bar.
He was later fired and also faces a police investigation.
Miss Chipperfield was released last night after almost four hours of questioning.
She left by a back door at the police station and was met by friends.
It is understood she is on police bail pending further inquiries.
A Hampshire police spokesman confirmed that a 60-year-old woman had been arrested.