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Please help exotic animals in Nevada

August 10, 2012
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PETA

BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

On Wednesday, August 15, the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will decide whether to approve a permit that would allow serial animal abuser Karl Mitchell to keep tigers and ligers. We need your help to make sure that it does not approve the permit. Mitchell has been fined thousands of dollars and had his U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license revoked for violating the Animal Welfare Act by, for example, cruelly withholding water as a training technique, forcing animals to live in enclosures filled with their own waste, failing to provide animals with veterinary care, and keeping large cats in cages too small for them. Mitchell is also currently under investigation by both the USDA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for continuing to exhibit animals after the USDA revoked his exhibition license and for illegally transporting a tiger across state lines. He even shot a tiger who became nervous when Mitchell was transporting him because he could not manage the tiger.

Please send an e-mail to Chairperson Terry Hand and members of the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission (at threalty@pahrump.com; jkoenigRPC@sbcglobal.net; gth2@pucihafen.com; goodearchitect@live.com; jseatonmccall@ymail.com; citymgr1@gmail.com; imvicky@aol.com; aborasky@co.nye.nv.us) and tell them that Mitchell, who has no respect for animals or for the law, should not be allowed to keep exotic animals in Pahrump. If you are a citizen of Pahrump or the surrounding Las Vegas area, please be sure to note that in your e-mail.

Please also pass this important, time-sensitive information on to your family and friends in the Las Vegas area.

Thank you for your help and continued support of our efforts to protect animals!


WHOM TO CONTACT

threalty@pahrump.com; jkoenigRPC@sbcglobal.net; gth2@pucihafen.com; goodearchitect@live.com; jseatonmccall@ymail.com; citymgr1@gmail.com; imvicky@aol.com; aborasky@co.nye.nv.us


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Chairperson Hand and Pahrump Regional Planning Commission members,

On Wednesday, August 15, the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will decide whether to approve a permit that would allow serial animal abuser Karl Mitchell to keep tigers and lions, and I am respectfully requesting you deny this permit.

Mitchell has been fined thousands of dollars and had his U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license revoked for violating the Animal Welfare Act by, for example, cruelly withholding water as a training technique, forcing animals to live in enclosures filled with their own waste, failing to provide animals with veterinary care, and keeping large cats in cages too small for them. Mitchell is also currently under investigation by both the USDA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for continuing to exhibit animals after the USDA revoked his exhibition license and for illegally transporting a tiger across state lines. He even shot a tiger who became nervous when Mitchell was transporting him because he could not manage the tiger.

When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such neglect and acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such behaviour absolutely suggests negative tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans.

Mitchell, who has no respect for animals or for the law, should not be allowed to keep exotic animals in Pahrump. Please deny this permit.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent message.

NAME


karl mitchell,
whose ego
means more to him,
than the exotic animals
he so wants,
whose chances are slim.
so please do not
grant him the permission,
to kill,
just so he can get
a thrill.
he has no respect
for animals or man.
and is an ideal
candidate
for the garbage
can

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 10, 2012 2:51 pm

    karl mitchell,
    whose ego
    means more to him,
    than the exotic animals
    he so wants,
    whose chances are slim.
    so please do not
    grant him the permission,
    to kill,
    just so he can get
    a thrill.
    he has no respect
    for animals or man.
    and is an ideal
    candidate
    for the garbage
    can

    Like

  2. August 10, 2012 3:21 pm

    Email sent thanks Stacey

    Like

  3. August 10, 2012 3:22 pm

    beautiful poem Karen

    Like

  4. August 10, 2012 3:32 pm

    shared

    Like

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      August 11, 2012 3:03 am

      thank you florence ♥

      Like

  5. LINDA BADHAM permalink
    August 10, 2012 3:32 pm

    ARE THEY KIDDING ? THIS NUTCASE DOES NOT DESERVE A WORM IN HIS CARE !!

    Like

  6. August 11, 2012 8:17 am

    Reblogged this on BlueFeatherSpirit and commented:
    Please Stop Serial Animal Abuser. Exotic Animals Being Abused.

    Like

  7. August 28, 2014 1:02 am

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