For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2015
David Perle 2022-483-7382
PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders released a statement regarding the Kern County, Calif. Fair Board of Directors’ vote last night to continue hosting Have Trunk Will Travel, a notorious elephant exhibitor:
By allowing elephant rides to continue until 2017, the Kern County Fair Board of Directors is placing the public at risk and making itself complicit in the torment of endangered elephants, who are torn away from their mothers as infants, trained to fear bullhooks and electric prods, forced to perform under the constant threat of physical punishment, and deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them. PETA urges citizens to send a clear message that cruelty to animals is not welcome in Kern County by staying away from the fair and any other event that exploits animals.
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