Illinois Festival Will No Longer Give Animals Away as Prizes!

October 2013

After a compassionate person notified us that a local pumpkin festival gave away hermit crabs as prizes, we sent organizers a letter and asked that they cancel this portion of future events. We were very pleased to hear that they spoke with the carnival operator and made the compassionate decision no longer to give live animals away as prizes. 

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