Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
September 20, 2009
I know the title of this one was very harsh, but that is how I feel about the elephant ride at the Faire. I was very distraught to see the animal "trainer" using a sharp hook to stab this adorable elephant in the legs to get him to move.
The ride consisted of a closed in space about 30 yards by 30 yards. The elephant would just walk in a slow circle over and over again. I did see the trainer give him water and some food, but it still saddened me. My family did not partake of the rides and condone this practice.
I love the elephant's eye. It seems to reveal the soul and the sadness of the animal.