California reconsiders animal-birthing exhibits

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Earlier this summer, we reported that a cow that escaped from the birthing barn at the California State Fair was shot after police officers could not contain the animal.

Now, the California State Fair is deciding whether or not to continue hosting live birthing exhibits at future fairs. The California State Fair’s Animal Care and Livestock Committee, University of California-Davis, veterinarians, animal welfare groups and officials from other state fairs are working to see what changes might be made to the exhibit.

Fair organizers say the exhibit pulls in a crowd and connects consumers with agriculture. But animal welfare groups are insisting the exhibits have no place on the fair grounds, reports the Sacramento Bee.

According to the report no other state fair is re-examining its live birthing exhibits.

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Source: Sacramento Bee



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