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MELROSE, Fla. (WCJB) – Single Vision is understood for having exotic animals, however a USDA inspection discovered multiple violations.
Including an overweight jaguar and a listing of recent species that haven’t been up to date for greater than two years.
“I can’t go into major details about it because we are under a relicensing and kind of investigation process,” stated proprietor Carl Bovard.
Other violations embody a Geoffroy’s Cat with hair loss and greater than twenty situations the place guests took photographs of animals over 12 weeks previous with none restraints.
TV20 was not capable of take any video inside however was given a tour to see all of the animals.
“We’re not hiding anything, we had a vet that actually lives in this neighborhood and she kind of just threw us under the bus. she wasn’t helping us she said she didn’t support us,” stated Board.
PETA representatives stated inspectors additionally discovered a hyena was residing at Bovard’s house and that multiple enclosures wanted repairs.
Bovard added the docu-series Tiger King has broken personal house owners like him.
“With this whole documentary that came out at the beginning of the pandemic has shed a really bad light on people in the united states that are privately licensed to have big cats.”
Tiger King star Carol Baskin herself stated Single Vision is on her watch listing and stated animals six to sixteen weeks previous can chunk a baby’s finger off.
“And yet people will still pay to do those kinds of things and Single Vision holds itself out as a sanctuary, but no sanctuary allows people to have public contact with any wild animals. It’s shocking to be that places like Single Vision still exist and that people still patronize them.”
Single Vision has till May 14 to make these vital adjustments.
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