Lawsuit Looms Over Animal Care at Pymatuning Deer Park

PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have sent an official notice as required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to the operators of Pymatuning Deer Park, alerting them of the groups’ intent to sue over the roadside zoo’s mistreatment of lions, tigers, lemurs, and other protected animals. The groups also allege that the… Read more »

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Court Orders Dade City’s Wild Things to Pay Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to PETA

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has just ordered the now-shuttered Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) and principals Kathy and Randy Stearns to pay $399,118.10 to PETA in attorneys’ fees and expenses related to the group’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against the roadside zoo. PETA was previously awarded a default… Read more »

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Back to Court for PETA Lawsuit Against Monterey Zoo

PETA has filed a notice in Monterey County Superior Court to appeal a court decision dismissing PETA’s lawsuit against the Monterey Zoo and its president, Charlie Sammut, a case involving the use of canes to threaten and control the elephants it exploits. PETA’s lawsuit alleges that the Monterey Zoo engages in unlawful business practices by… Read more »

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The Camel Farm Permanently Closes to the Public After Years of Vet Care Failures

After sustained complaints from PETA urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not to renew The Camel Farm’s exhibitor’s license, a USDA enforcement proceeding against the roadside zoo was resolved yesterday with the permanent revocation of its license. The Camel Farm can never again be licensed, and it also faces a $126,000 penalty, held in… Read more »

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Just Released: New Photos, Video From Feds’ Inspection of G.W. Zoo

PETA has just obtained photos and video footage taken during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) June 22 inspection of Jeff Lowe’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (aka “G.W. Zoo”), during which the notorious exhibitor was cited for numerous failures to provide animals with adequate veterinary care, among other animal welfare issues. The photos show… Read more »

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