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October 2017

30 Second Quick Comment: USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS 2017 0062 * * * New Deadline November 2, 2017 * * *

Massive last minute comments from industry professionals contribute

to USDA extending comment period.

 

Update 10/20/17: When we first reported our findings on this topic on October 14, the information went viral and the registered comments took off like a rocket. Just 6 days after our release the USDA has extended the comment period to November 2, 2017, citing the large volume of comments now coming in.

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Many zoo professionals, and others have significant concerns about the proposed USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS-2017-0062 introduced on August 24, 2017. (Click to read)

The USDA is proposing that all USDA license will now completely expire, and each facility will have to reapply and go through the entire initial application procedure, not just once, but each and every time !  This is completely unnescessary !

“APHIS inspectors and supervising staff have a documented notorious history for bias and unfair behavior towards select licensee’s of their own personal choosing.”

In an effort to assist in this comment period the following is a throughly researched and outlined statement of facts that have been passed onto us that is in opposition.  Continue reading “30 Second Quick Comment: USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS 2017 0062 * * * New Deadline November 2, 2017 * * *”

AZA, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Jay Pratte, stands with PETA

“As long as people continue to buy tickets to zoos, animals will continue to suffer. “

Jay Pratte ImageThat is what the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PETA) belief statement on zoo’s tell us. (Zoos: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone). It would seem that one such zoo professional has elected to stand behind PETA.

Jason D. Pratte, (Jay) a 45 year old zoo employee of the Omaha’s Henry Doolry Zoo, (which is an accredited facility of the American Zoo Association, AZA) has elected to provide his services and experience, most of what he has learned under the direction of such AZA accredited zoo’s to PETA as it continues on with it’s mission and belief that zoo’s should not exist.

This was taken from PETA’s Official Facebook on November 18, 2017:

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Pratte has agreed to become a type of expert witness for PETA as it wages it’s war-belief on other zoo’s such as Dade City Wild Things in FL.

Why would a long standing AZA professional member and staff member of a large scale Continue reading “AZA, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Jay Pratte, stands with PETA”

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