AR-News: (US) Elephants cause debate at Half Moon Bay farm

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Sat Sep 20 10:30:45 EDT 2003

Endangered Asian elephants just don't belong in a pumpkin patch, at least
according to the Committee for Green Foothills, which normally works to
limit out-of-scale development in rural San Mateo County.

The group is urging officials to ban a pair of elephants from a Half Moon
Bay roadside farm when the busy Halloween pumpkin season opens next month.

Last fall, a pair of pachyderms named Rosie and Dixie were brought in to
promote the Cozzolino family's 4C's Farm on the busy Highway 92 pumpkin
route. Families lined up for $4 elephant rides and $5 photos and the
attraction was wildly popular.

But the elephants also drew animal rights protesters who objected to the
use of a magnificent endangered species for carnival-style entertainment.

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