Law And Legal
Judicial review of tiger/monkey exhibitor license revocation and fines denied the place substantial evidence supported USDA/APHIS motion. Petitioners search evaluation of a choice and order of the USDA/APHIS determining that they violated varied provisions of the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) and its implementing rules, imposing civil penalties, and revoking the exhibitor license granted to Terranova Enterprises, Inc. Petitioners had been licensees who provide wild animals like tigers and monkeys for motion pictures, circuses, and different leisure. In 2015 and 2016, APHIS filed complaints towards petitioners that they willfully violated multiple provisions of the AWA and knowingly violated a cease and desist order issued in 2011 to avoid future violations of the AWA. On attraction by each events to the Judicial Officer of the USDA, petitioners’ exhibitor license was revoked and the penalties had been increased to $35,000 and $14,850, respectively.
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