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Coati Exhibit #1

July 16th, 2015.

Coati Exhibit #1
snowleopard, 17 Jul 2015
    • snowleopard
      July 16th, 2015.
    • stubeanz
      They do know coatis are also arboreal right?
    • Chlidonias
      It doesn't appear that the people who run this place know anything.

      The USA is a rich first-world country with well-established animal welfare laws. How does a zoo like this even exist?
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    • DavidBrown
      Some of the states actually have very lax animal welfare laws, especially in the southern United States where you find most of these dumps.
    • Falcosparverius
      One word: Federalism.
    • Coelacanth18
      Agreed. There is some federal legislation and authority over animal welfare, but it is seen in the US as a state issue, and every state has its own laws. That being said, I would be surprised if any of the 50 lack a roadside collection or two. In some states, you don't even need a license to own dangerous animals like tigers or bears.
    • snowleopard
      I've been going through the photos that I posted from my 2015 visit to Tiger Safari and I'm still shocked 5 years later. This coati exhibit is appalling, and the fencing on some of the big cat enclosures is downright scary! :eek: It's not just the god-awful roadside southern zoos in the U.S. that are atrocious, but as I would find out on later road trips the northern zoos (including many in Michigan and Wisconsin) are even worse!
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