Hugo Liebel’s Permit Denied

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission denied Hugo Liebel’s application to renew his captive wildlife permit, which is required for him to possess Nosey the elephant in his home state. The agency denied the permit because Liebel falsely claimed that he didn’t have a tour schedule for Nosey. He’s appealing the denial, but if it holds, he’ll no longer be able to possess Nosey in Florida.

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