End of elephant rides

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A 25-year tradition of elephant rides at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa has ended. The Fair’s board members voted 7-1 yesterday to cancel its contract with the company that provided the service, “Have Trunk Will Travel.”

The hearing attracted more than 100 people. Animals rights activists and some veterinary specialists had asked that the rides be stopped.

The Santa Ana Zoo ended elephant rides last summer.

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