now at first i had the same reaction that some of the others had, "they appear to be treated well, why not just let it go?" but maybe we shouldnt have elephants there i wonder what the others think, would it really be so bad to stop having elephants at TRF? i have never idden them i know the kids love um but there is so much more to ren fest than animal rides so what do yall think would ren fest w/ out elephants be ok? what could we do to help?
it would be nice to see something good come out of this, since animal rides seem a little out of place i doubt many would miss it, of course i could be reaching awfully high here, as i have no plan to boycott TRF due to the situation, just hoping with the spread of some knowledge, and a politely asked question, one thing might be changed :)
Would it really make a difference? I never ride animal rides. LOL So I forget we even have Elephants at the faire. And is it really Ren-y? Animal rides always make me think of carnivals, not Ren faires.
But if you get rid of the Elephants because "OMG YOU CAN'T RIDE THEM THAT's ABUSE" then you might as well tell the cart pulling horses and the knights on their jousting horses to GTFO because they're abusing animals too.
You're making assumptions about our reasons for boycotting.
Please don't do that.
The horses are a completely different situation for a million reasons, and even the camels aren't a blocking issue.
So, again, just please don't assume what our reasoning is and go off the deep end. We're reasonable about it and accept that others don't see it that same we do. We just don't patronise operations of that sort.
I'm not quite sure why y'all are getting so worked up about a dozen or so people not coming - it means less waiting in line and more seats available, right? :D
Oh. XD I'm sorry. I tend to say things sarcastically with amusement.. but it tends to not work so well on the internet. ;) It's so easy to read things wrong.
Oh, I'm not boycotting the elephants. I'm boycotting places that have elephants in certain situations.
Well, that's what I meant to ask. Sorry, I worded it wrong. (I'm doped up on sinus medicine weee~) I meant to ask why you were boycotting the place because of the elephants. Just trying to understand the cause you believe in. :33