Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 6:00pm
I pick up the phone on the second ring to listen to a taped recording from Ingrid Newkirk. As she talks about an “urgent local alert” at the LA County Fair, where PETA plans to protest the elephant rides at the fair, I can hear and feel a desperate urgency in her voice. She sounds nervous and distressed. She further explains the elephant abuse from the company, “Have Trunk Will Travel,” or HTWT. They shock elephants with electric pellets as well as hit them with bull-hooks as a part of the training program. She therefore encourages everyone to come to the protest and bring as many people as possible with them.
The band, Styx, will be performing there. They send a letter to the president and CEO of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, pleading the fair association to cancel the elephant rides.
“Styx's letter to the Los Angeles County Fair Association can be seen here.”
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 20ll
WHERE: LA County Fair, at the corner of McKinley Avenue and White Avenue, in Pomona, California.
WHAT TIME: 11:45am
WHY: Join PETA as well as many animal rights activists to help them fight for Animal Rights and make a difference in a nonviolent protest.
For more information about PETA, check out the site at PETA.org.