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Judicial evaluation of tiger/monkey exhibitor license revocation and fines denied the place substantial proof supported USDA/APHIS action. Petitioners seek evaluate of a call and order of the USDA/APHIS determining that they violated numerous provisions of the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) and its implementing regulations, 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 entertainment. In 2015 and 2016, APHIS filed complaints towards petitioners that they willfully violated multiple provisions of the AWA and knowingly violated a stop and desist order issued in 2011 to avoid future violations of the AWA. On appeal by both events to the Judicial Officer of the USDA, petitioners’ exhibitor license was revoked and the penalties have been increased to $35,000 and $14,850, respectively.
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