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No Elephant Rides at Grays Harbor County Fair This Year

Posted: 2 August 2013. Updated: 2 August 2013

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After receiving ADI’s "No Fun for Elephants" video showing the behind-the-scenes abuse of elephants used for rides, the Grays Harbor County Fair Board in Elma, Washington has decided not to bring elephant rides back to this year’s fair!

ADI contacted the fair as part of our "No Fun for Elephants" campaign. Fair producers were given a copy of the “No Fun For Elephants” DVD, showing ADI’s undercover footage of owners and trainers at Have Trunk Will Travel and Trunks & Humps viciously “hooking” elephants with bullhooks, beating and shocking them during routine training sessions.

After reviewing ADI’s footage, Grays Harbor County Fair decided not to bring elephant rides back to this year’s fair.

ADI has submitted a policy statement to the board urging them to make this an ongoing commitment.

ADI applauds Grays Harbor County Fair for keeping elephant rides out of their annual event.

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