DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities have revoked the license of a South Florida company that exhibits tigers and other animals at schools and summer camps.
Vanishing Species Wildlife purports to educate children about exotic wildlife. But U.S. Department of Agriculture investigators say the Davie company's own flock was underfed and lacking proper shelter and veterinary care.
The USDA got involved 3 years ago, when inspectors allegedly found maggot-infested food and other inhumane conditions. The company's directors signed an agreement promising to sell or give away every big cat, and their attorney says only two of its 13 big cats remained.
Under a judge's order, Vanishing Species has until the middle of next month to get rid of its animals.