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Tri-State Zoo Receives Direct Violation Citation by USDA

November 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

As a result of a recent PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland and slapped the facility with a direct citation for violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regarding a thin, ailing lion. While the roadside zoo and its veterinarian were aware of the animal's condition, the USDA cited the facility on October 6 for not seeking a diagnosis from a veterinarian with exotic-cat experience, as leaving the lion undiagnosed can prolong his suffering and doesn't allow for an adequate course of treatment for his condition. A spokesperson for PETA tells WCBC News that the Tri-State Zoological Park has repeatedly failed to meet even minimum standards for the care of animals as established by law- and that the USDA has previously cited Tri-State Zoological Park repeatedly for failing to provide animals with adequate care and shelter …

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