Waccatee Zoo responds to PETA allegations regarding near-bald tiger

Waccatee Zoo in Socastee houses several different animals on their property, though, one, in particular, has been drawing more interest than the others. "What I’ve got is an aging tiger who’s losing some hair," said Waccatee Zoo caretaker Jeff Futrell. Lila the Tiger has been at Waccatee Zoo for 22 years. In February, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sent a letter to the USDA calling on them to investigate the tiger’s hair loss, stressful behavior and enforce veterinary care.

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Captive Animals

More tigers live in cages in this country, than exist in all the wild. They are just some of the millions of wild animals living in captivity across the United States. Some are in aquariums, circuses, theme parks and zoos, others live caged at private homes. Captive animals need better laws, and better enforcement of those laws.

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Great article explaining the various federal and state laws to protect captive wild animals in the US.

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