Finally! Feds Suspend Jambbas Ranch’s License

January 2014

After years of PETA complaints, the U.S. Department of Agriculture finally brought the hammer down on Jambbas Ranch, a North Carolina roadside zoo that has an appalling history of failing animals. In addition to paying a fine, the facility was told that it could not exhibit or deal in animals for four months and that it must “cease and desist” from violating the federal Animal Welfare Act. Before it can resume operations, Jambbas Ranch must prove that it’s compliant with the law—something that it has been unable to do for some time.

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