Roadside Zoo Where Animals Have Been Publicly Abused For Years Is Somehow Still Open

Wild animals are incredible and who wouldn’t want to see them up close? If you have a hankering for seeing wild animals, go to a respected zoo – not a zoo that you find on the side of the road. Jeanette went undercover for PETA(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in May 2017 at a roadside zoo located in Charlestown, Indiana. The name of the zoo was Wildlife in Need – and were those animals in need!
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What they needed the most was to be rescued from abuse and mistreatment. Jeanette found a Saint Bernard dog living in the same enclosure as a lion and a hyena in living in a cramped cage.
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Things only got worse the further into the zoo Jeanette went – like seeing guests taking pictures with tiger cubs and other exotic animals.
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Humans should not be allowed to handle wild animals just to get pictures!
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The owner, Tim Stark, even brought out a baby grizzly bear who was very agitated.
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Stark won’t tell anyone how he came to have the cub or where its mother is – and when he held the cub up in the air, it screamed and peed!
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Jeanette sent the video of Stark mistreating the cub back to PETA, and it went viral.
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The public outcry forced the zoo to be shut down!
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Let us hope the animals are in safer places now. Share away, people.

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