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Originally Posted: July 8, 2013
[Ed. Note: July 15, 2013: Unfortunately the Fair Board overrode all evidence presented and voted 8-1 to keep the elephant ride as part of the Fair. If you can join their protest, visit PAWS for details.]
[Ed. Note: See: Nevada County Fair Board Keeps Elephant Rides (June 22, 2013)]
The Fair's board of directors will revisit this controversial issue at its next meeting on July 16th, a move that is very encouraging. If you live in the area, please attend the meeting and, if you can, express your opposition to the rides during public comment.
See original alert for more information: Stop Elephant Rides at the Nevada County Fair
What: Nevada County Fair, Meeting of the Board of Directors - discussion
of elephant rides contract
When: Tuesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.
Where: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Ponderosa Hall, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, Calif. 95945
Write a brief letter to the editor of the Union newspaper. The Union has been covering this story and running many letters on the issue. Send to Letters@theunion.com
Nevada County Fair CEO
17th District Agricultural Assn. Board of Directors
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Training for rides involves violently breaking and training elephants,
and controlling them through dominance and fear of pain for the rest of
their lives. Handlers use the bullhook, a steel rod resembling a sharpened
fireplace poker, to routinely prod, hook and strike elephants so they comply
with every command.
The Grass Valley community has come out strong against the rides. More than 100 people attended the June meeting, and recently about 100 local residents attended a meeting to strategize and organize protest plans. So we expect a BIG turnout for the board of directors meeting on July 16th. Please join PAWS at this important meeting and show your support for the elephants!
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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