"Our administration is reassessing whether we should end our policy of hosting shows that feature the performance of wild and exotic animals at the Westchester County Center. For nearly 50 years we have hosted shows that include such animals, but we have the responsibility to determine what should happen moving forward. There are many who are against the exploitation of animals for entertainment; the use of elephants in entertainment acts including circuses, carnivals, parades and trade shows are already prohibited in New York State. Any action contemplated would not impact the County’s dog adoption program or the annual reptile show, which do not involve exotic animal performances. A review will occur over the next few days that will proceed my issuance of an Executive Order. Therefore, the Board of Legislators is expected to engage in a larger discussion, potentially leading to legislation.”