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The material traces the arrival and departures of ethnic groups, the rise and decline of political movements, the creation of youth cultures, and the use and manipulation of the built environment. Gay's Lion Farm, once a defining symbol of El Monte, has left relatively few traces in today's city. El Monte High School may be the home of the Lions, boasting a statue of a lion that was once part of the Farm, but a perfectly unexotic McDonald's now stands on Valley Boulevard, where the entrance to the Farm once saw fancy cars and tour buses disgorging their passengers to visit the tourist attraction.
In the light of his exclusive disclosures, Lord Ashcroft called on the South African Government to halt the "horrific and abusive" activity of "lion farming" and urged the UK Government to bring in new import laws to discourage the practice. Lord Ashcroft has written a series of newspaper articles on "lion farming", in which thousands of Africa's most iconic animals are bred to be killed for their bones or as hunting trophies. His disclosures were made in today's Mail on Sunday newspaper.
The farm was operated from to by former circus performers Charles and Muriel Gay. Gay trained his animals not only to do tricks but also to obey commands and express annoyance or rage. Evidently Numa was one of his best trained and most trusted lions.
The lion stands behind the fence, neglected by contemporary El Monte. Across the intersection, near a bus shelter on the northeast corner, is another ignored commemoration in the form of a marker placed by the city. The glass plating on the marker is scraped so badly that it renders the text almost entirely illegible.
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Circus Vargas will be holding their annual event in the southwest parking lot area of Santa Anita Park. The event … Read more This farm, established inwas located in El Monte and was considered a most unique tourist attraction.
In the early s, a lion tamer and his wife called a 5-acre site near that intersection their home. And they shared that home with more than African lions. As the city, incorporated Nov. That wish became a roaring reality when Charles and Muriel Gay, former circus performers, came up with the idea of raising wild animals to supply circuses, zoos and the movie industry.
The farm housed some African lions including Jackie, one of the lions that was used to introduce Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer filmsand many of the lions were used in motion pictures. They established an attraction in MacArthur Park then known as Westlake Park where the public could watch Charles Gay working with three adult lions. The lions were trained as animal actors in the burgeoning motion picture industry.
Gay's Lion Farm was a public selective breeding facility and tourist attraction just west of the south-east junction of Peck Road and Valley Boulevard in El Monte, California. It operated from throughwhen it was closed temporarily due to wartime meat shortages. It never reopened. They established an attraction in MacArthur Park then known as Westlake Park where the public could watch Charles Gay working with three adult lions.