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PETA Says Local Zoo Facing Sanctions

June 23rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals is claiming a victory that involves a local zoo.

PETA tells WCBC News that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has hit the Tri-State Zoological Park with an official warning for violations of the Animal Welfare Act found during two inspections—one of which was prompted by a PETA complaint.

PETA says a recently released USDA inspection report included more of the same at Tri-State, including animals housed in a damaged, dilapidated enclosure that left them at risk of injury from sharp wires, and other violations.

The USDA has previously cited Tri-State Zoo for failing to provide animals with adequate veterinary care, clean and secure enclosures, environmental enrichment, and adequate shelter from the wind and cold temperatures as well as for allowing the buildup of excessive amounts of animal waste in multiple enclosures.

In March 2013, the USDA suspended the zoo’s AWA license for 45 days.


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