Join us this Saturday from 11am – 1pm to educate fair goers about cruel elephant rides offered at the Irish Fair and Music Festival, Fairplex, (L.A. County Fairgrounds) 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.
What: Outreach to end the elephant rides at the Irish Fair and Music Festival in Pomona
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 11am – 1pm
(RSVP for Sunday, not scheduled yet!)
...Where: 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768 (see notes below and map about exactly where to meet)
Meet: See map below; come to Gate 9 off White Ave (not McKinley!), park in that lot and walk toward entrance near the ticket booth to find the free speech area. Parking is $10 so RSVP to carpool.)
William Lomas, CFEE, Executive Director at Pageantry Productions, which produces the Festival received the video 'No Fun for Elephants’. Despite the clear evidence of abuse, he has booked notorious elephant provider Have Trunk Will Travel for another year.
The video, narrated by Emmy award winning TV host Bob Barker, includes shocking scenes of violence during training and handling of elephants supplied for public rides and performances by Have Trunk Will Travel of Perris, CA, and Trunks & Humps of Conroe, TX.
How You Can Help:
You can help by writing a polite message to Pageantry Productions asking them to make it their policy not to have performing elephants, and join ADI to hand out our leaflets to Festival visitors, asking them not to ride elephants.
Send a polite email or letter to William Lomas, CFEE, Executive Director, at Pageantry Productions
Address: 15735 Garfield Avenue #33
Paramount, CA 90723