This is not good. These animals deserve better. Please sign the petition.
Des Moines, Iowa, isn’t exactly known for its great strides in animal welfare. But there is a fight brewing there, thanks to a brave woman by the name of Rita Mason.
Mason started the online petition to end the practice of allowing Pella Wildlife Company, a so-called wildlife education program, to set up a portable “zoo” in the local Merle Hay Mall. Pella’s owner, Ron DeArmond, charges admission to “view” the “animal ambassadors”, and you can pay to pet wildlife, even to have birthday parties with the animals.
While housed in the mall, the animals have no natural light, no grass beneath their feet, no ability to exercise other than to pace around a cage.
DeArmond says that the people that are…
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