Tomorrow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission hosts a public meeting in which they are soliciting comment on elephant ride regulations.
Elephant rides are cruel. Time and again we see lame elephants forced to give rides with numerous people piled on their backs, trudging around and around in a small circle for hours on end....only to be hauled off to do it all again at the next venue.
The world is waking up to the dangers of elephant rides both at home and abroad. Please, if you are a Florida resident near Lakeland, attend the meeting on April 5th and speak out for elephants.
Elephant Ride Rule Development Public Meeting
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting a public meeting to encourage public input on elephant ride regulations in Florida.
These meetings will give the public the opportunity to interact directly with Captive Wildlife staff and provide feedback on current elephant ride rules, as well as recommendations for potential changes to regulations. There will not be any open forum discussions. The primary purpose of this meeting is for stakeholders to engage staff and make recommendations on elephant ride rules.
The main topics for recommendations will be fencing, administration and animal welfare.
The meeting will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the below location.
April 5, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites
Lakeland South- Polk Parkway
3630 Lakeland Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803