Out of Africa
People ask us all the time if “Out of Africa” is a good place. It appears to be well funded so the facilities look decent, but the real issue is why do places like this exist? They usually say it is to protect wildlife, but their actions seem to show that protecting animals is the least of their concerns.
This letter came to Big Cat Rescue in 2011:
“I can say, as a former employee of Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona, this is the answer I got when asking “friends” (I thought) of mine to respond to the letters you were asking people to sign and send to Ohio peoples. These “friends” are Dean Powell (Dingo) and Ashton Powell. Dean is the son of Prayrie Harrison, wife of Dean Harrison, owner of Out of Africa. Dingo is “2nd” in comand of the park below Dean and Prayrie (considered 1 unit of command by Dean).
I am suggesting we boycott places that support private breeding of exotic animals. Not to mention their veterinary care of the animals is often questionable. None of the animals are vaccinated to say only 1 aspect of it.
Thought you all might want to see the letter I sent to Dingo. Seems we are going round about the Ohio issue. I asked him and Ashton to send letters re: better regulation of private breeders/owners of exotic animals. His reply was I am uneducated in what I am supporting. His position is we need private breeders because Out of Africa needs to obtain kittens from time to time and by regulating them, it would be a detriment to Out of Africa.