Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras Nixes Live-Animal Giveaways!

January 2007

After the Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Mardi Gras Concessions Committee heard from PETA concerning its use of live rabbits as prizes each year, the committee decided to discontinue the practice. Going a step further, the committee even sent a letter to all vendors who attend the event mandating that tickets redeemable at local pet stores not be given away either.

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