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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:2008-03-30 01:00 am (UTC)
so would you have preferred them to have been in performances? I'm confused... they are very well treated, and have a good sized space- hardly cruel conditions compared to some smaller zoos Ive seen... and, as someone else mentioned, the oprators of the elephant rides would only benefit if you paid for a go...

not trying to stir the pot, I'm just genuinely interested in why the presence of an elephant ride would cause you to forego two faires...
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grace_batmonkey
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Time:2008-03-30 05:43 am (UTC)
We don't go to zoos of that type, either, so that example doesn't work for us :)

We do our best to not put our money toward operations which indulge in that sort of practice. I know it may seem weird to some, but we accept that as a result of exercising our prerogative.

I'm not sure explaining it would help you to understand, as I'm better at just attempting to live my values than trying to convert others to them, so I hope you'll forgive me for not trying to make it more clear. If you'd really like more information and that doesn't do it for you, let me know and I'll give it a try.
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caliantrias
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Time:2008-04-09 04:50 pm (UTC)
I would love to know your reasons out of sheer curiosity. You've already refuted a couple of assumptions and seemed to have spent more effort not answering so now I am really curious.
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