HSUS Investigation of Largest Exotic Animal Owner
GW Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma
The Investigation Found
PETA Investigation February - June 2006
The USDA has repeatedly cited GW for violating the minimum standards of care set forth in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and in April 2005 the agency filed a 20-page complaint against GW with numerous charges, including the following:
HSUS - Humane Society of the United States
Undercover Investigation July - November 2011
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
CBS News, May 16 2012
PETA Undercover Investigation:
The Owners Response's to Charges:
Apparently, the Owner has a history of handling charges and accusations brought against him, by attacking the
Claims on Breeding charges:
GW is fully aware that breeding only makes a bad situation worse and publicly denies fueling the exotic animal trade, explaining away births as "accidents":
The HSUS is backing all of these measures on the basis of animal welfare, public safety, and fiscal prudence.
If we don’t have policies to address these problems, our nation will continue to deal with the consequences of reckless animal owners without the commitment, expertise or resources to provide lifetime care for these animals. The network of hundreds of big cat sanctuaries and other wild animal sanctuaries speak to the failures of so many private animal owners. Every year, it all adds up to tens of millions in costs to the animal movement.
TAKE ACTION HERE:
Wild animal parks such as the one shown in the videos. Need to be regulated much better than they currently are. Breeding, cross-breeding, taking cubs on road shows, allowing people direct contact with the animals, keeping these poor Big Cats in those small enclosures with nowhere to run, abuse run rampant, as well as a slew of abuses found during 2 Investigations. 1 by PETA and another by HSUS. And many citations from the USDA. This all has to stop NOW!
The following Bill if passed by Congress. Will eliminate the ability for such parks to Commercially Trade in or Breed these animals. Will prohibit direct contact between the public and these animals. And no longer allow the transport and display of these animals off-site. Meaning no more road shows.
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