For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
Just days after PETA notified Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) of its intent to sue under the Endangered Species Act, another lawsuit against DCWT is scheduled for the first hearing. As you may recall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed a lawsuit against DCWT for numerous alleged violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including for exposing young tiger cubs to systemic stress and abuse by forcing them to “swim” and “play” with members of the public.
Date: June 27 to July 1, 2016
Location: U.S. Tax Court, 501 E. Polk St., Tampa
The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. on the first day and 9 a.m. on subsequent days. An attorney from PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—will attend each day of the hearing and will be available for interviews.
More information about the USDA’s lawsuit is available here.