The animals under the care of the Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah, look sickly and unhealthy. There are plenty of options available for park visitors, including rides and games, without having to imprison animals for the sake of human entertainment.Lagoon Corporation has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibitions as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Lagoon Corporation numerous times for failure to provide veterinary care to sick and dying animals, filthy enclosures, inadequately trained employees, and failure to provide animals with adequate space. Lagoon has had a high death rate and several unexplained deaths. Click here to view USDA reports on the company's Animal Welfare Act violations.The Lagoon Amusement Park's privatized zoo, which has 65 to 80 animals, including many exotic animals, is part of the park's Wild Kingdom attraction, which features a train ride that takes guests past the zoo exhibits. Many park patrons have stated that they had no idea that the zoo even existed, as they never rode on the train. Others who have visited the Wild Kingdom attraction have stated that they did so just to ride the train, not to see the animals. Animals at the Lagoon Amusement Park's zoo are exposed to children throwing rocks and trash from the train and to the screams and other noises coming from the park's attractions. Click here to see a list of the horrific living conditions that these animals endure. How Can You Help?We are asking the Lagoon Corporation to release the animals at the Lagoon Amusement Park to sanctuaries, and with the money the company then saves on animal care, to replace the zoo with an animal-free exhibit for the Wild Kingdom Train:• Click here to like the "Stop Imprisoning Animals! Lagoon Amusement Park" Facebook page. • Urge the Lagoon Corporation to release the animals confined at its amusement park to sanctuaries by contacting Lagoon President David W. Freed's secretary at 801-451-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her that you support the urgent release of Lagoon's animals to sanctuaries.
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