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Will Cruel Jambbas Ranch Finally Be Shut Down?

Written by PETA | June 24, 2013

Following numerous complaints from PETA—as well as a lawsuit filed by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF),  and local citizens—the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking to revoke the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of the notorious roadside zoo Jambbas Ranch Tours

A recent formal complaint by the USDA charges Jambbas with nearly a dozen AWA violations, including failure to provide adequate veterinary care on six separate occasions—including for two goats, one of whom was found dead by an inspector. More than half the charges filed against Jambbas are for citations made by the USDA immediately following PETA complaints.

The charges come in the wake of a federal district court ruling that denied the USDA’s motion to dimiss the PETA/ALDF/local citizen lawsuit against the agency challenging its repeated renewals of Jambbas’ AWA license in the face of clear evidence of violations. As that court decision made clear, the law prohibits licensing a facility that has not complied with the AWA.

Almost 50,000 of you responded to PETA’s action alert regarding Jambbas, urging the USDA to seek revocation of Jambbas’ license, and now the agency is finally doing so, just weeks after its most recent renewal of that license. The USDA is also seeking civil penalties—which could exceed $100,000—and a cease-and-desist order.

What You Can Do

Please join PETA in thanking the USDA for filing charges and in strongly (but politely) urging the agency to hold Jambbas fully accountable for the extensive misery it’s caused—a minor “slap on the wrist” fine simply won’t suffice!

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  • Giloteaux Dominique says:

    Beaucoup trop de cruauté et de souffrances envers les innocents animaux. Continuons ensemble sans cesse notre mobilisation pour leur défense.

  • cynthia buynak says:

    Who visits this place? The animals are so horribly treated what family would stop and not be sicken by the treatment look of these animals those visitors have a responsiability to complain as well. please shut hthis down

  • Elinor Hawke-Szady says:

    NONE of these roadside zoos/animal ranches should exist – PERIOD. Sadly, they do; they do in Canada as well. It’s my hope that one day all of them will be shut down for good. In the meantime, THANK YOU so much PETA for all you do for animals and their welfare. They don’t have a voice and cannot speak for themselves, so we must.

  • Katherine Shaffer says:

    Thank you for recognizing the cruel suffering these animals have endured. Animals feel pain and fear and it’s about time we all realize this.

  • Barbara Ettlin says:

    How cruel! It’s time for stop this life of suffering for these poor animals! Thank you for all you for animals!

  • Andrea Fleck says:

    Thanks.

  • lina solima says:

    These people need to be accountable for their actions!!!! keep up the great work

  • Judith Lehel says:

    It is so difficult to understand that people can enjoy “torturing” animals. I would like to see them locked in a small cage instead of living free! They deserve the worst…. whatever it might be. They need to be punished and locked up.

  • Nancy Byrd says:

    Hello, Thank you for shutting down the Jammbas Ranch. Please do all you can to hold them accountable for what they have done. Please follow through on your efforts so no more animals will suffer.

  • Peter Tafuri says:

    Please shut it down!

  • emilia moretti says:

    Please shut down Jambbas Ranch forever ! they have to pay for all the pain they have inflicted on these innocent animals…we really hope they will be prosecuted by law and that they will pay a hug fine! thanks for giving a voice to all the animals that suffered because of these hartless people.

  • Wendy Jolly says:

    They need to be prosecuted for bad management of all pets in their care who unnecessarily suffered.

  • Alena Metz says:

    Thank You for filing charges against Jambbas! Now, let’s shut this place down and hold them accountable for all the horrific abuse they have inflicted on these innocent beings. They need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Joseph & Lisa Donnelly says:

    Thank you for taking steps to shut down Jambbas Ranch. Please follow through on your efforts so no more animals will suffer. Time is of the essence…please make the effort to both do this task right and as quickly as possible. Joe & Lisa Donnelly

  • Christina Olivier says:

    Hello, Thank you for shutting down the Jammbas Ranch. Please do all you can to hold them accountable for what they have done. Hopefully this will also deter others form committing the same cruelty.

  • Mindy Grusin says:

    It’s about time! Thank you!