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Tristate Zoo Receives Five New Citations

April 3rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

As a result of a recent PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected Tri-State Zoological Park and slapped the facility with five new citations for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). According to the March 4 inspection report, which just became publicly available, animals were forced to wade through mud in order to reach drinking water and enclosures that held tigers were crumbling and insufficient, putting the animals at risk. Rodent droppings and other waste littered the facility, and an enclosure that housed a coatimundi had an excessive buildup of feces and food waste. The latest violations could lead to the local zoo being closed permanently according to Brittany Peet, Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement with PETA…


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