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Subject:Elephant Question
Time:10:07 am
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I was just showing my fella what TRF is all about and I noticed an image with a live elephant.

Is that correct? TRF has a live elephant on the grounds and it is involved in some of the performances?
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belle_vivre
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Time:2008-03-29 03:08 pm (UTC)
Elephant rides- back in Sherwood forest- camels and llamas as well...
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-29 03:10 pm (UTC)
Ugh.

Okay. We'll stick w/ Scarborough, then.

Thanks!
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hundur
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Time:2008-03-29 04:14 pm (UTC)
They also have elephants at Scarborough.
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-29 04:20 pm (UTC)
No! Really?!? AGH!

That sucks. I was so looking forward to spending some dosh on Ren Fest goodness at both of these places, then was down to the one, now none!

Guess the money's better spent on something that'll help others, then.

Thanks for the info.
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tudor_diva
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Time:2008-03-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
The elephants are not owned by either faire, but by independent vendors. The only money that the elephant owners would receive would be directly from you if you paid to ride them. Same is true for the horse and carriage, pony rides, jousters (who ride horses obviouly), llama and camel rides... all independently owned.
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-30 05:59 am (UTC)
But, they receive the space to peddle their "service" from the Festival and our presence will clearly serve as ratification that we are at least complicit in the situation, and we aren't okay with that.

We understand that others don't see it the same way, as this is our decision (and disappointment) to manage for ourselves.
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hundur
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Time:2008-03-30 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm curious...

Do you have an aversion to elephants?
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-30 05:56 am (UTC)
To the contrary! We find them to be fascinating creatures.
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-29 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I see it now. From two to none in a few minutes flat. Nuts.
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-30 05:36 am (UTC)
Or, you could accept that some people have different values than you do and not try to preach at (and further alienate) strangers.
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