Close Exhibit that Exposes Animals to Thrown Rocks and Poor Care

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Target: David W. Cook, President of Lagoon Corporation

Goal: Close amusement park’s live animal exhibit that provides poor care and exposes animals to inhumane conditions.

The Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah, has kept 65 – 80 animals as part of their Wild Kingdom Train. Many guests of the amusement park have stated that they didn’t know the zoo existed, as it is only accessible by the train, and the park has been cited numerous times for failing to provide veterinary care to sick and dying animals, filthy enclosures, inadequately trained employees, and inadequate space for the animals.

According to the Animal Welfare Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Lagoon Corporation, which runs the Lagoon Amusement Park, has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibitions. The animals at the park are often exposed to children throwing rocks and trash from the train, and are frequently disturbed by the screams and ride noises from the rest of the park’s attractions.

Most of the park patrons will not miss the animal attraction, and to keep them in such an inadequate facility when they are not needed is cruel and inhumane. The animals have a high death rate, as well as several unexplained deaths. There is no need to continue to keep these animals in captivity when they are sickly and unhealthy, and serve no purpose to the park.

By signing the petition below, you are asking the Lagoon Amusement Park to remove the wild animal attraction, release the animals to sanctuaries and facilities that can adequately care for the animals, and replace the exhibit with an animal-free attraction.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. David W. Freed,

The animals in the Wild Kingdom Train are poorly cared for and have inadequate space. You have been cited multiple times by the USDA for your failure to care for the animals, and many have died unexplained deaths or been forced to die without veterinary care.

Most of your patrons have stated that they were either not aware of the Wild Animal attraction, or did not ride the Wild Animal Train to view the animals. The animals have also been subjected to abuse from children, who have been observed throwing rocks and trash at the animals, as well as noise from your other attractions.

It is time to to close the live animal exhibit for the Wild Animal Train, release the animals to sanctuaries and facilities that have the resources to care for them, and replace the exhibit with an animal-free attraction. Please do what is best for these under-cared for animals, and end their suffering by giving them the chance to live out the rest of their lives in health and peace.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

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5 Comments

  1. Melanie Horton says:

    All wild animals should be left in their own habitat and we should be focusing on preserving their habitats for the future of our planet and it’s delicate, interrelated eco-systems. There is no place for zoo’s, amusement parks or circuses in which wild animals are exhibited as specimens, or objects of entertainment, in a civilized, evolved society.

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  3. David W. Cook, President of Lagoon Corporation

    TO ALLOW SUCH ABUSE MAKES YOU MORE GUILTY,YOU ARE JUTS LIKE THE CHINESE…

  4. INCOMPETENT,GREEDY SI JUST ONE OF THE THINGS YOU STAND FOR!!!
    IF YOU CANT DO THE JOB OR DONT VALUE &RESPECT ALL LIFE FORMS-GET THE HELL OUT!!! YOU ARE AS GUILTY AS THESE IMMATURE KIDS,WHICH DOESNT SAY MUCH ABT YOU.OR YOUR BUSINESS.
    TEHSE ANIMALS HAVE PIAD TEHIR DUES,SET THEM FREE.

  5. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of unhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

    People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with normal humans.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !

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