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Pennsylvania Fair Suspends Pig, Rooster Chases Due to Safety Concerns

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    A central Pennsylvania agricultural fair has suspended its annual pig and rooster chases due to safety concerns after an animal rights' protester jumped a fence last year and entered a pig chase area.

    LNP newspapers report that an Ephrata Fair attorney says similar disruptions were expected this year. Attorney Richard Young said the fair is intended to "educate attendees about the importance of agriculture while providing a safe and fun environment for the entire family.''

    Fair officials say they haven't decided whether to continue the chases, which have been running for nearly four decades. Hundreds of children participate in the annual events. This year's fair is scheduled Sept. 20-24.

    Kelly Lehman, who jumped the fence last year, says she will continue her efforts until the chases are banned.