Tell L.A. County Fair to Cancel Proposed Elephant Rides

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Originally Posted: 25 August 2011

Tell L.A. County Fair to Cancel Proposed Elephant Rides

[Ed. Note: Please read Movie Star Electric Shocked - Water For Elephants for background information on Have Trunk Will Travel's abuse to elephants.]

FROM Last Chance for Animals (LCA)

ACTION

Tell L.A. County Fair Association to CANCEL elephant rides during the upcoming fair, September 2-October 3. Elephants will be "leased" to the Fair Association from Have Trunk Will Travel, recently exposed using brutal "training" methods.

James Henwood
President and CEO
LA County Fair Association
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111 (general phone)
henwood@fairplex.com

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The Los Angeles county fair association plans to offer elephant rides provided by known animal abusers Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) at the upcoming county fair September 2 - October 3rd. Animal Defenders International released video footage showing trainers from HTWT hitting the elephants repeatedly with sharp metal tipped bullhooks and shocking them with electric prods. The handlers from HTWT use cruelty and intimidation to control the elephants who are used for rides.

 
Kitty and Dixie

Sample Letter

James Henwood
President and CEO
LA County Fair Association
henwood@fairplex.com

Dear Mr. Henwood,

I was horrified to learn that the LA county fair will be hosting elephant rides. The elephants your using, provided by Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT), are subject to abusive training methods and cruel punishment when they do not obey. I urge you to cancel the elephant rides before the fair starts.

Video was released showing the handlers at HTWT beating elephants with sharp metal tipped bullhooks and shocking them with electric prods. They use beatings and intimidation to make these animals perform unnatural acts.

You have the opportunity to choose kindness over cruelty. Please do the right thing and cancel the elephant rides immediately and show that the LA county fair does not support animal abuse.

Sincerely,

Your name


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