Feds Pull Tiger Exhibitor’s License, Levy Nearly $65,000 Penalty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) permanently revoked the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of Doug Terranova, a Kaufman-based animal The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) permanently revoked the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of Doug Terranova, a Kaufman-based animal exhibitor, on August 30 and ordered him and his company to pay a total of $64,700 in civil penalties. Among the willful violations that Terranova—whom PETA has complained to the USDA about for years—was found to have committed was an April 2013 incident in which a woman came face to face with a tiger in a public bathroom after the animal escaped from trainers at a Shrine circus in Kansas.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.peta.org

Excellent news, long overdue!

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