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

The new language exchange app is here! As easy as learning Chinese!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · The new language exchange app ‘Social Language’ is now...

Xpressivo live on KickStarter! Get a Jolt!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · Xpressivo: Start It Up!   Get a jolt today! Xpressivo’s new...

What’s better than distributing your press release to tons of outlets? Guaranteed AP Media Coverage!

San Francisco/Montreal/London 07/23/14 · Distributing your press release with GUARANTEED placement in...

Xpressivo: Bringing Coffee Back

SAN FRANCISCO 07/17/14 · Espresso drinkers – get excited! Now even the most...

Designz23 presenta SEO, avisos Google, Pago Por Click, sitios aptos para móviles

Allentown Y Bethlehem, PA 07/16/14 · – Designz23.com se complace en ofrecer lo último...

Remapping and Insurance: What You Need to Know

LONDON, UK 07/14/14 · With turbodiesels often getting some of the very...

Are Canadian consumers getting fleeced by the life insurance industry?

Halifax, NS 07/08/14 · Consumers have had enough and they want to...

Open Casting Call for W Network’s New Reno Competition Series Game of Homes

VANCOUVER, B.C. 07/08/14 · Casting underway in Vancouver W Network and Great Pacific Television are looking...

Vegan Recipe Cookbook Celebrates 70 years of Vegan

London, UK 07/08/14 · London based health and nutrition consultancy Foods for...

Discover the Benefits of Grand Estates Auction to the Buyer

Charlotte, NC 07/07/14 · Benefits of Grand Estates Auction to the Buyer...

Why Are Brokers considering Grand Estates Auctions? Discover the benefits

Charlotte, NC 07/06/14 · The Benefit of Grand Estates Auction to the...

Grand Estates Auction Company presents Music City Glamour

Nashville, TN 07/05/14 · Redisvoer Music City Glamour: Nashville, Tennessee Nashville is more...

Summertime, And the livin' is easy! PR Summer 2014

San Francisco 06/27/14 · Summertime,  And the livin' is easy!  Enjoy the...