Following formal complaints to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) alleging the Commerford Family Zoo’s violation of New York state permits mandating that “Animals must be exhibited, held, transported, and housed in a manner which prevents direct contact with the public at all times” and a year of petitioning Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Long Island Fair, long-suffering Minnie the elephant did not make her usual appearance at the Long Island Fair.