Stop Cruelty & Abuse at the G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park

  • by: Jennifer Brinn
  • recipient: Petition the USDA to revoke the G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park’s federal license.
Instead of being “an upscale zoo for rescued animals” as claimed on its Web site, animal rights organizations have found dead, dying, and injured animals; extremely crowded conditions; a serious lack of basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinary care; shamefully inadequate cages; and untrained and insufficient staff who were intentionally cruel to numerous animals.

In January 2006, GW paid a $25,000 fine to settle charges of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and was placed on probation for 18 months. Failure to comply with the AWA during the probation period will result in the revocation of GW’s exhibitor license. However a recent segment on CNN's Inside Man exposed the park in its abuse, malnutrition of the animals and lack of public safety.

We will submit this petition to the USDA, the federal sector responsible for enforcing the AWA, Animal Welfare Act, and ask they finally revoke the park's federal license and distribute these animals to sanctuaries where their care will be held in the highest regard.
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