Elephants are being tortured during training with barbed hooks and electric shock. Civilized country like America should not condone this practice. Whatch what companies that breed and rent out elephants for fairs and movies do to the animals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50wBdPhBQGo) and PLEASE don't send your children a message that human entertainment should come at no matter what cost! ANIMALS PAY WITH THEIR LIVES for entertaining us! Please, do your part, STOP ANIMAL ABUSE! DO NOT USE ELEPHANTS FOR RIDES IN THE FAIR!