Michael Henry McClelland
d/b/a McClelland’s Critters, LLC
P.O. Box 1340
Troy, AL 36081

From USDA Settlement Agreement

Date of Violation: February 2, 2009

9 C.F.R. § 2.131(c)(1) Handling of animals. During public exhibition, any animal must be handled so there is minimal risk of harm to the animal and to the public, with sufficient distance and/or barriers between the animal and the general viewing public so as to assure the safety of animals and the public.

You failed to properly handle a leopard who reached through the fence and clawed a minor boy. This resulted in injury and stitches.

Date of Violation: November 3, 2010

9 C.F.R. § 2.126(b) Access and inspection of records and property. Each dealer, exhibitor, intermediate handler, or carrier, shall, during business hours, allow APHIS officals to enter its place of business.

You failed to have a responsible adult available to accompany APHIS officials during the inspection process.