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Board Supports Bringing Elephants

Elephants are coming to this year’s Nevada County Fair.  At yesterday’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Director’s meeting, the board approved the contract with Have Trunk Will Travel to provide an elephant exhibit at this year County Fair. Over 100 people attended the meeting, with 29 people speaking out against the elephant rides, citing the possible risk of injury to cruel treatment of the animals.  There were also nine people who spoke in favor of Have Trunk Will Travel and in the end, board chairman, Tom Browning, said that there was not enough said for the board to cancel the contract.

Click here to listen to Tom Browning

At the end of the meeting, Fair CEO, Sandy Woods, offered this statement.
Click here to listen to Sandy Woods
This year’s county fairs runs from August 7th to the 11th.

1 Comment

June 21, 2013

Brittany

Have Trunk Will Travel is a highly respected organization?!?! Are you kidding me?!
Then PLEASE tell me why so many people are opposed to them? And why they had to hire a spokesman to speak on behalf of their institution?! And why he was so rude to people during the meeting?

And why the Orange County Fair made the PROPER decision to pull its 25 YEAR CONTRACT with the company after the video surfaced as well as stating that a new law come 2014 will restrict elephants and humans from occupying the same space? I could go on and on.

All I see in this decision is the Nevada County Fair board and their members holding to a "contract" because they are greedy, money hungry animal abuse supporters that have been KNOWN to get chummy with the owners of the company. Yeah laugh all the way to the bank you jerks.

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