Despite flagrant violations of the Animal Welfare Act, USDA rarely cites facilities, so when a facility is cited in almost every inspection report, it is an indicator of a much bigger problem.
Jungle Safari AKA The Zoo Pat and Robert Engesser Jungle Safari (formerly known as Engesser’s Exotic Felines, Luce Enterprises, The Zoo, and Endangered Species, Inc.) is a privately-owned traveling petting zoo which spends 9 months of the year displaying big cats and their cubs in the parking lots of malls […]
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.
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 […]
Hollywood Animals Brian McMillan, Eric Weld Hollywood Animals is a Santa Clarita, CA exotic animal rental business which trains big cats and other exotics and then “rents them out” for special events, movies, TV, and advertising. They make the dangerous claim that their big cats are perfectly “safe” working with […]