Tell Council Rock District to Ban Abusive Exotic Animal Displays at Future Events!
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The Council Rock District allowed notorious animal exploiter Joe Fortunato to bring exotic animals to its "Science Night '18." Joe Fortunato is the operator of "Jungle Joe's Wildlife Adventures," a traveling menagerie of exotic animals available for hire. Fortunato was the owner/operator of the "Bucks County Zoo," which was nothing more than a collection of caged animals - including primates and a tiger cub - in a warehouse in an industrial park. That house of horrors shut down in 2011 and was subsequently sued by CDN properties, the owner of the warehouse, which claimed over $100,000 in damage caused by the zoo, including mold and mildew damage to adjoining units.
Fortunato closed the zoo amidst great controversy over where the animals would end up, and to this day, no one knows. Perhaps he kept some of them in the basement of his house for future use in his "Wildlife Adventure"? Where are the animals kept now between shows? At his house in Southampton?
Regardless, dragging exotic animals around to display them in stressful conditions is neither educational nor conservation. It's exploitative and cruel. Please request that the Council Rock District skip the "Wildlife Adventure" next year!
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