Dade City’s Wild Things has been sued by the USDA for mistreatment of cubs used in pay to play schemes, such as swimming with cubs.
DEW Haven/Yankee Jungle Despite their name, DEW Haven is not a legitimate sanctuary. Although the heavily-edited Animal Planet reality show “Yankee Jungle” portrayed the Mount Vernon, Maine facility as a loving refuge for animals, DEW is a self-proclaimed exotic animal breeding farm and private zoo with a decades-long history of […]
Show Me Tigers May 18, 2017 – Another clip shows the tigers in a ring during a training session. One glances over at the trainer and, seeing the whip in his hand, hurries away, terrified. These scenes appear to be business as usual for ShowMe Tigers, a traveling tiger act run by […]
Stephanie Taunton Hesperia Zoo December 2017. Based on the public information reported below, Hesperia Zoo appears to have repeatedly and continually shown contempt for the law, animal welfare, and public safety. Like some other facilities that we view as exploiting wild cats, Stephanie Taunton’s Hesperia Zoo has changed its name […]
Wild Animal Park Jeff Taylor Jeff Taylor should be judged by the company he keeps: Joe Schreibvogel (#73-C-0139) remains one of the largest suppliers of big cat cubs for public contact exhibition and other purposes (despite the fact that he filed for bankruptcy on behalf of his personal estate and […]