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March 8, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Paoli, Ind. – The checklist of violations reads like one thing out of a Freddy Krueger film: U.S. Division of Agriculture data simply obtained by PETA present that the company just lately fined the infamous Wilstem Wildlife Park $8,000, together with for dropping a llama right into a gap and killing the animal by crushing his or her cranium with an excavator bucket and for inflicting “pointless ache, discomfort and loss of life” when employees trying to recapture three escaped elands with a tranquilizer dart gun precipitated the panicked animals to scatter, considered one of whom broke her neck.
Different federal violations alleged within the positive embody insufficient fencing that allowed a kangaroo to flee throughout a public feeding encounter, after which the animal remained on the lam for 2 days, and for having a gap in fencing large enough for a “dog-sized” animal to suit by way of.
“Roadside zoos like Wilstem Wildlife Park exist to take advantage of animals, they usually’ll hold at it even when federal officers positive them for his or her wrongdoings, except folks keep away,” says PETA Basis Affiliate Director for Captive Animal Regulation Enforcement Debbie Metzler. “PETA asks that the general public shun this merciless roadside zoo, which doesn’t correctly take care of the struggling animals on its premises.”
The positive was prompted by a September 2020 inspection report that additionally included citations for failing to offer camels and goats with ample shade and shelter, allowing a younger baby to climb the fencing and get nose to nose with camels and not using a workers member current, and failing to maintain stock data for a number of animals.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals should not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.