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

Canadian actor/producer Corey Large presents the drug drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18

Los Angeles/Vancouver 04/14/14 ·  For Canadian actor/producer Corey Large, the drug drama...

Newborn Foundation Presents at 13th Design of Medical Devices Conference on Innovation for Developing Nations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 04/10/14 · - Newborn Foundation co-founder and chairman Annamarie Saarinen...

Uk firms can succeed at exporting, says Ultraseal International

Ann Arbor, MI 04/09/14 · Understanding markets overseas is the key to exporting...

First App Created for General Public by Academy's Sci-Tech Council

Beverly Hills, Calif. 04/07/14 · ACADEMY COLOR PREDICTOR LAUNCHES ON iTUNES –The Academy Color...

Grand Estates Auctions sells highest priced home in five years in Pasco County, Florida.

Charlotte, North Carolina 04/04/14 · Sale achieved at auction sets a new benchmark...

Students Create Online Planetary Improvement Network

BOURNEMOUTH, UK 04/04/14 ·  Students from Oxford and Harvard, in cooperation with...

Sharing Meals Online May Reduce Loneliness and Improve the Dining Experience

BOURNEMOUTH, UK 04/04/14 ·  An online eating trend that began in Korea...

Consiglio’s Kitchenware & Gift Offer 4-Year Warranty on Latest Saeco Espresso Machines

Toronto, ON 04/01/14 · Leading provider of brand name kitchenware, Consiglio’s Kitchenware...

5 Tips for Finding A Reputable Luxury Property Auction House

Charlotte, North Carolina 03/28/14 · - Advice for Homeowners Seeking to Auction Their...

UN Commission Call for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality in ‘Post-2015 Agenda’ Welcomed

Toronto, ON 03/28/14 · Children’s organization, Plan International welcomes the strong call...

Spring forward: time to refresh how we approach Google

San Francisco/London/Montreal 03/28/14 · There have been tremendous changes the past year...

Reduce Your Business Waste

London, UK 03/24/14 · With the issue of climate change not likely...

Craig Jones Joins Community Foundation of Collier County

Naples, FL 03/22/14 · Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO, Eileen Connolly-Keesler,...

Springtime public relations is effervescent

San Francisco/London/Montreal 03/21/14 · Following a gruesome winter, Spring 2014 is promising...