As the L.A. County Fair opens this
Saturday, notorious elephant-abusing company Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) is
scheduled to be there, selling rides on elephants. There is still time for
people to e-mail L.A.
County Fair organizers
and ask that they send HTWT
packing.   

If HTWT attends as scheduled, members of
PETA and Animal
Defenders International (ADI)
will protest at the
entrance to the fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. The groups will
screen the video footage that ADI obtained showing HTWT trainers striking
elephants with sharp, metal-tipped bullhooks and shocking them with electric
prods.

Although fair organizers have seen this
footage and heard from countless people, including classic rock band Styx, asking them to
bar HTWT from the fair, they have refused to do so. By allowing HTWT at the
fair, organizers are not only supporting elephant abuse but also putting the
public at risk. One
of the elephants used by HTWT revolted at the
Denver Zoo, throwing a trainer against a wall, knocking over a woman and her baby,
and scattering crowds of visitors. Another elephant
with HTWT trampled a handler at the L.A. Zoo, smashing his collarbone and
bruising three ribs.

Help keep the pressure on the L.A. County Fair and remind the
organizers that there is nothing festive about cruelty to animals. 


Written by Michelle Sherrow

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Article source: PETA Files

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