Tell Lagoon Amusement Park to Replace Animal Exhibit!
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Lagoon Corporation

Tell Lagoon Amusement Park to Replace Animal Exhibit!

    1. Petition by

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

The animals under the care of the Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah, look sickly and unhealthy. There are plenty of options available for park visitors, including rides and games, without having to imprison animals for the sake of human entertainment.

Lagoon Corporation has failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibitions as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Lagoon Corporation numerous times for failure to provide veterinary care to sick and dying animals, filthy enclosures, inadequately trained employees, and failure to provide animals with adequate space. Lagoon has had a high death rate and several unexplained deaths. Click here to view USDA reports on the company's Animal Welfare Act violations.

The Lagoon Amusement Park's privatized zoo, which has 65 to 80 animals, including many exotic animals, is part of the park's Wild Kingdom attraction, which features a train ride that takes guests past the zoo exhibits. Many park patrons have stated that they had no idea that the zoo even existed, as they never rode on the train. Others who have visited the Wild Kingdom attraction have stated that they did so just to ride the train, not to see the animals. Animals at the Lagoon Amusement Park's zoo are exposed to children throwing rocks and trash from the train and to the screams and other noises coming from the park's attractions. Click here to see a list of the horrific living conditions that these animals endure.

Please write to the Lagoon Corporation and ask them to release the animals at the Lagoon Amusement Park, who are enduring horrific living conditions, to sanctuaries today.

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    Reasons for signing

    • keisha reynders ATLANTIC BEACH, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Let me put you in a tiny cage and starve you and have annoying children yell and throw rocks at you, you wouldn't like it. Those animals are being treated poorly. It needs to stop.

    • Karen Weber TOOELE, UT
      • 8 months ago

      The poor conditions the animals are kept in, lack of vet care, and the fact it is not necessary for the park to keep them. It is an amusement park, not a qualified zoo.

    • Jessica Flynn SANTA ROSA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      If you 'own' animals, you are responsible for them. Not only theirs basic needs for survival (i.e. food, shelter, water, health) but also their happiness. It sounds like Lagoon is not only neglecting their animals happiness, but also their basic needs. And as someone whom works with wild animals for a living; I can tell you- they deserve a good life just as much as you or I do. So, if we are taking these animals lives from them (putting them in a cage) you had better take responsibility for them, and show them the respect they deserve. I cannot believe this place, after being cited a number of times by the AWA and USDA hasn't been shut down. It's a tragedy.

    • ashley cragun OGDEN, UT
      • 10 months ago

      because i am local.

    • shelly townsend KENDALLVILLE, IN
      • 10 months ago

      cause animals rock and diserve freedom,and care


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