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Global Exotics’ Appeal Denied: 26,000 Animals Won’t Be Returned Jasen and Vanessa Shaw

I receive daily posts from a great site called Care2 . They cover a wide variety of world issues such as animal welfare, global warming, environment and wildlife, human rights, politics, and more.
I am compelled to comment on a story I read this morning about the outcome of a 7 month undercover PETA investigation. As I was reading this horrific news of animal abuse I was eager to learn what sort of punishment Jasen and Vanessa Shaw—the owners and operators of an Arlington based company called U.S. Global Exotics ( USGE ) were going to get. They were divested of the exotic animals and cannot run such a facility again…..that’s it?!?! Please tell me they are getting jail time…huge fines… Something!! What is wrong with this story ( besides the unforgivable abuse and deaths of innocent animals ) !? Nowhere is it indicated that the Shaw’s have to pay for their crimes. So, they can’t operate such a business again….ah, that really sucks, poor things, they’re out of work – for now. THEY should be crammed into a tiny windowless room with no food and water filled with dead and decaying people!!!
This is another positive achievement for PETA and I applaud all their hard work….but there needs to be a huge overhaul of the legal system and ‘industry standards’.
This is simply unacceptable.

Did You Know…?

…that the Panamanian Golden Frog represents good fortune in Panama? So much so that they are often shown on lottery tickets! 🙂
These little golden guys are threatened by habitat loss and other human activities such as illegal collection for the pet trade industry. “Project Golden Frog” is a collaborative effort by several US and Panamanian institutions to help protect them through captive breeding programs, field studies and education.

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