Shut Down Unlawful Cruel Tippah Co Fair Rabbit Scramble

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Unlawful Rabbit Scramble Scheduled 8/11/2016

A formal complaint was mailed to the Tippah County Svc Center in Ripley on 7/18/2016 by me with an attached complaint by Sharon L. Crowell-Davis DVM, PhD, DACVB Professor of Behavioral Medicine,College of Veterinary Medicine regarding the Unlawful Cruel Rabbit Scramble at the Tippah Co. Fair. When calling to follow up on the status I was shocked when informed the complaint had been mailed to the County Fair in question, instead of to the appropriate  USDA office.  

As set forth below,  
Laws 1981, Ch. 448,  1; Laws 1993, Ch. 438,  2, eff. July 1, 1993.
 97-41-5. Carrying in a cruel manner
If any person shall carry, or cause to be carried by hand or in or upon any vehicle or other conveyance, any creature other than a dog or cat in a cruel or inhuman manner, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Amended by Laws 2011, Ch. 536,  4, eff. from and after passage (approved April 26, 2011).
The 2011 amendment inserted “other than a dog or cat”.


(This New Petition to the USDA Inspector General/ Commissioner of Agriculture is an update to the Original Petition with over 49k signs).

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The videos and photos of evidence were found on a Tippah County News Facebook page, they have since been removed, screenshots of the events. a

2015 Fair photos

2013 Fair photos

Fair teaching children to pick rabbits up by the ears

Huffington Post news article

House Rabbit Society 

Hotline Hotline: 202 -720-2791

Commissioner of Agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith

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