Ban Owner from Keeping Tigers On His Property; Deny Appeals and Further Violations

  • by: SUE LEE
  • target: Pahrump, Nevada Government Officials/ U.S. Department of Agriculture

Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to stop this Pahrump exotic animal owner from defying federal laws and applying for appeals regarding the tigers kept on his property. Authorities have been monitoring this guy for more than a decade and still have not been able to stop him from keeping tigers at his home, even after getting his license revoked more than 13 years ago. Let's help to ensure Mr. Mitchell abides by the laws and no longer keeps these animals on his property.

Karl Mitchell owns the Pahrump ranch where he still loves to exhibit his tigers despite all the run-ins with authorities. His license to keep animals was revoked more than 10 years ago and he has been fined more than $100,000 in fines but still has not paid it! The fine came after years of Mitchell continuing to show off his tigers, despite a federal court order. Mitchell was fined with license revoked due to his abusive training techniques including withholding water as a training practice with the tigers he exploits and uses for his entertainment business. He was also charged for running the tiger ranch without a county permit.

A judge determined there were unsafe conditions and government inspectors are concerned about the safety of people visiting the tigers. Mitchell believes the government is overstepping its bounds and the federal laws don’t apply to him. Despite his efforts to appeal charges against him, the votes were unanimous to revoke notorious animal abuser Karl Mitchell’s conditional use permit to keep exotic animals in the jurisdiction. These violations of federal law mean that Mitchell should never have been issued a CUP by the county and needs to be banned permanently from owning these animals.

Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to stop this Pahrump exotic animal owner from defying federal laws and applying for appeals regarding the tigers kept on his property. Authorities have been monitoring this guy for more than a decade and still have not been able to stop him from keeping tigers at his home, even after getting his license revoked more than 13 years ago. Let's help to ensure Mr. Mitchell abides by the laws and no longer keeps these animals on his property.

Pahrump, Nevada Government Officials/ U.S. Department of Agriculture - You need to get this guy to abide by the federal laws and fines presented him; get on the property and seize the animals, taking them somewhere safe where they can live the rest of their lives the way they are meant to without abuse and cruelty. It is ridiculous that Mr. Mitchell keeps getting away with paying these fines and being held accountable for all of his violations. Close down that ranch and remove the animals from their abusive conditions. Inflict serious jail time on this guy and ensure he abides by the law and makes restitution.

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