Written by PETA
On a hot Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles–area
residents showed their warm hearts by turning out in droves to speak out
against notorious elephant abuser Have Trunk Will Travel's (HTWT)
elephant rides at the L.A. County Fair. Then, as the first demonstration was wrapping
up, another wave of people came to
protest, so fairgoers were treated to back-to-back demonstrations.
Standing outside a busy entrance and screening
undercover footage that shows
HTWT trainers as they strike and shock elephants,
demonstrators received honks and waves of support from passing cars and handed
out almost 3,000 leaflets to interested fairgoers. Because of the overwhelmingly
positive response, chances are good that the elephants gave far fewer bullhook-prodded
And we're not about to ease the pressure
on HTWT or the L.A. County Fair—PETA has secured a demonstration spot near an
entry gate to the fair for the rest of the month. As long as HTWT is trying to
make a buck off elephant suffering, animal advocates will be out in force convincing
fairgoers that their money is better spent on the Ferris wheel.
It's not too late for you to tell the L.A. County Fair to send
cruelty to animals packing.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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