ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos

February 5, 2014

ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos
LAZY RANCH IN NORTH-CAROLINA

RALEIGH - NC (RPRN) 02/05/14 — Federal Inspection Records Expose Tar-Heel State’s Law-Breaking Animal Exhibitor

fter thorough review of inspection records, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent a formal letter this week to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), singling out the worst roadside zoos in North Carolina, and demanding the agency enforce the law against violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). ALDF’s review shows animal welfare violations routinely go unpunished at two roadside zoos owned by prolific violator Henry Hampton. In its letter, the group urges the USDA to move suffering animals to reputable shelters where they can receive veterinary attention. Furthermore, ALDF’s letter calls on the USDA to apply civil penalties and revoke the licenses of Henry Hampton for both Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville, Iredell County) and the Farm at Walnut Creek (in Newton, Holmes County) for violations the AWA on multiple occasions.

Together, the Farm at Walnut Creek and Lazy 5 Ranch house more than 700 exotic animals. In the past two years, owner Henry Hampton has been repeatedly cited for severe and illegal neglect of these animals, including baboons, giraffes, llamas, camels, sheep, deer, and goats. Hampton was also cited for failing to meet minimum housing structure, shelter, safety, and husbandry requirements by allowing a

ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos
13-month old giraffe to get stuck in the metal poles of his cage and die.

 

The USDA has gone on record saying they plan to enforce these violations of federal animal welfare laws. The agency’s own inspection report documents disturbing neglect and danger, both for the confined animals and the more than three million visitors that visit the facilities each year. Yet, to date, the USDA has failed to impose penalties for any of the documented violations. This isn’t ALDF’s first experience with lax federal regulators in North Carolina. In fact, ALDF, along with PETA, recently called for the permanent removal of the AWA license of the notorious Fayetteville-based roadside zoo Jambbas Ranch (Cumberland County), after the USDA refused to renew the zoo’s AWA license.

 

 

“North Carolina’s animals depend on the USDA to enforce the law,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “Held in such miserable conditions, the animals in these facilities desperately need the USDA to act now.”

Media Contact Name: Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: (707) 795-2533 ext. 1015
Media Web Address: http://aldf.org/press-room/
Company Contact Name: Megan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Company Phone: (707) 795-2533 ext. 1015
Body image credits: ALDF Logo
About the author:

RushPR News is a social media newswire service created to help you with content creation and distribution to news outlets and social media networks. RushPRnews can also assist you with your web strategies with experts advices and strategies at an affordable cost. Write us at news@rushprnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Animal Rights, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Black Travel Club Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Memberships – First come first served!

Atlanta, GA 10/01/14 · BlackTravelClub.com is inviting 1,000 people to join its...

Empirical Foresights is building EconKBase - An economic insights database (a non-profit initiative)

New York, NY 10/01/14 · The global research and adivsory firm Empirical Foresights...

Newborn Foundation Hosts 2014 Awards Gala

SAINT PAUL, MN 09/30/14 · Largest fundraiser of its kind will raise awareness...

Twenty dollars discount on your October press release submission order

SAN FRANCISCO 09/29/14 ·  Thank you for making September such a great...

Pailton Engineering unveils brand new image at IAA Show

Hanover, Germany 09/26/14 · Forward-looking company Pailton Engineering is re-branding itself as...

Breast cancer survivor dragon boat cheque presentation to contest winners Sistership Calgary

Hamilton, Ontario 09/25/14 · Media Advisory Breast cancer survivor dragon boat cheque...

Albi Homes And Brookfield Residential Calgary Distinguished With Inaugural Avid Home Quality Awards

Calgary, Alberta 09/22/14 · Albi Homes And Brookfield Residential Calgary Multi-Family Division...

BYStudio packaging design company in Los Angeles CA Launches New Package Design Company Website

Los Angeles, CA 09/16/14 · BYStudio packaging design company in Los Angeles California...

NEW ACCOMMODATIONS AT STE. ANNE’S SPA VILLAGE

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 09/16/14 · Ste. Anne’s Spa has opened the doors to...

Back Bends & Chest Openers: A Workshop at Studio Blue Yoga

Toronto, ON 09/11/14 · Back Bends to Extend the Spine & Expand...

The Think Pink Challenge; Reel Men Fish Pink

Hempstead, Long Island, NY 09/09/14 · Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. kicks off a campaign...

Yoga Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors at Ste. Anne's Spa

GRAFTON 09/04/14 · In honour of breast cancer awareness month, Ste....

Rice Bucket Challenge has raised 3.5 Million for the Hungry

Tanauan, Philippines 09/03/14 · The Rice Bucket Challenge announced today that donations...