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Legal Petition Urges USDA to Track All Animal Deaths at Zoos

Petition urges recordkeeping of all deaths and reporting to the agency every three years from Animal Welfare Act licensees
September 8, 2022 Captive Animals

Animal cruelty does not occur in a vacuum, and the failure to fully examine its origins would likely lead to future criminal acts and the continued cycle of abuse and violence.”

Hon. H. Lee Chitwood, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Pulaski, VA

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