***UPDATE: Big Cats and Their Litter Boxes Return to the Champlain Valley Fair | News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It
Favorite

***UPDATE: Big Cats and Their Litter Boxes Return to the Champlain Valley Fair 

click to enlarge 6a00d83451b91969e20133f358a189970b-pi.jpg

 With the recent news that the Nerger Tiger and Lion Show is returning to the Champlain Valley Fair, the Green Mountain Animal Defenders announced today that it's spoiling for my favorite kind of fight: a cat fight.

On Saturday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m., activists from GMAD, Vermont's largest nonprofit animal advocacy group, will converge on the west entrance to the fairgrounds in Essex to shed light on the big cat show's long record of violations of the Federal Animal Welfare Act, including $272,000 in accumulated fines.

According to protest organizers, "Green Mountain Animal Defenders also challenge fair management who contend this show is 'educational' and would question, as a matter of public safety, whether Essex Junction Animal Control is equipped to handle escaped 400-lb. carnivores." 

Well, I guess Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle was was once considered "educational," too. 

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Tags: ,

Pin It
Favorite

More by Ken Picard

About The Author

Ken Picard

Ken Picard

Bio:
Ken Picard has been a Seven Days staff writer since 2002. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Vermont Press Association's 2005 Mavis Doyle award, a general excellence prize for reporters.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation