Court Issues Permanent Injunction Barring Tim Stark From Abusing Big Cats

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted partial summary judgment in favor of PETA in our Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against Wildlife in Need and its operator, Tim Stark. The judge issued a permanent injunction barring Stark from allowing big-cat cubs to interact with the public, separating mother cats and their infants, declawing big cats, and possessing big cats who were unlawfully taken in violation of the ESA. PETA will be submitting a motion relating to the placement of these animals at appropriate sanctuaries.

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