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Group Files Lawsuit After Federal Agency Allows Abusive Exhibitors to Violate Endangered Species Act
Va. — PETA filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(FWS) after learning that the agency has been issuing permits in violation of
the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specifically, PETA is challenging a permit
that FWS issued to Hanover County, Va.–based Windy Oaks Farm, from which
chimpanzees have escaped on at least three occasions. The facility was cited
for not having a documented veterinary visit in more than a year and is under
investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FWS has issued
permits to Windy Oaks and other exhibitors that have been cited by the USDA for
repeatedly violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)—without meeting four vital
requirements of the ESA, including that the public have notice of permit
applications, have access to the application, and have an opportunity to
comment on the application.
Fish and Wildlife Service is doing an end run around laws meant to protect
endangered animals," says general counsel to PETA Jeff Kerr. "It is
catering to exhibitors who are on record for tormenting animals and, in some
cases, even causing their deaths."
what appears to be a pattern of illegal activity, the FWS has also issued
permits to the following exhibitors:
copy of PETA's complaint is available upon request. For more information,
please visit PETA.org.
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