PETA has sent a letter to Wakkati Zoo owner Kathleen Futrell asking her to respond to Leela, a sick tiger who was the target of the PETA campaign due to her poor health and is now confirmed dead… We urge Vaccati to publish Leela’s veterinary records and transfer the remaining large cats she imprisons to accredited sanctuaries, where they can finally receive the proper care they have long been denied.
After months of exhaustion, hair loss and endless circles in her gloomy cage, Leela died.
Nothing can fix Leela’s suffering, but PETA calls on the seedy roadside zoo to free the other big cats and end them.
PETA notified the USDA for the first time. (USDA) on Leela’s condition in February 2020 and asked the agency to investigate her situation in Wakkati. Nothing changed.
PETA filed eight additional complaints with the USDA during 2020, each documenting how Leela’s condition continued to deteriorate. She was often seen pacing up and down her dull aviary, a sign of psychological distress. In December 2020, we notified the USDA and local animal control authorities in South Carolina that Leela is completely bald, significantly thinner, and has poor muscle tone. None of the entities took meaningful action and Leela is now dead.
Take Action to Protect Animals Suffering at Wakkati Zoo
It’s too late for Leela, but the other animals in Wakkati still need your help. This infamous facility has repeatedly let down the animals it has exploited for profit. This is why you should never buy a ticket at any a roadside zoo or a fictitious refuge where animals suffer.
You can get involved today by contacting Wakkati directly and encouraging him to donate these long-suffering animals to respected sanctuaries. PETA makes it easy:
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