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Originally Posted: May 23, 2008
Urge Revocation of Dickerson Park Zoo's AccreditationTAKE ACTION Here Now on this issue!
Documents received by PETA reveal that in 2007, the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri, "donated" a kudu and a kangaroo to Buddy Jordan, a notorious animal dealer who has been featured in numerous media investigative reports, all of which documented that Jordan sold animals to hunting ranches, operators of exotic-animal auctions, exotic-animal breeders and dealers, unaccredited zoos, and pet owners. The zoo also sold two giraffes to Los Jaboncillos Ranch in Texas and transferred three kangaroos and a wallaby to Dianna Tatum, a licensed animal dealer.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) states that it accredits "only those institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care" and has a policy that prohibits accredited zoos from sending animals to auction or to hunting ranches. Clearly, the Dickerson Park Zoo fails on all counts.
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