For goodness sake, this seems to me an absolute no-brainer! Another case of some humans believing that we are superior to the rest of God’s creatures, so we have the right to use/abuse them. I will absolutely not attend the fair this year if the elephant rides are there.
We who believe in “widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature …” (Einstein) will not be there, as we will be standing up for our beliefs and supporting animal rights. The world is changing fast. Please catch up, dear fair board members.