Update: Local Roadside Zoo in Hot Water With Feds

For Immediate Release:
October 14, 2021

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Miami – A new development spells more trouble for Mario Tabraue’s beleaguered Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF).

After PETA exposed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited ZWF for allowing a lion cub to bite a customer and for permitting visitors to have direct contact with a juvenile lion, posing a risk of public injury, the agency has now gone one step further and issued the roadside zoo an official warning over the incidents. This means that if these violations reoccur, ZWF could face civil penalties or other sanctions, including criminal prosecution.

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