Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Being “weaned gradually from a too-small cage" - what a ridiculous excuse.

OHIO SCHOOLS RENT TIGER FROM SUBSTANDARD EXOTIC FARM

PETA attacks use of Massillon's tiger mascot
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
By SUSAN R. SCHELL Repository education writer

...Obie — this year, a female cub now about 4 months old — is leased by the booster club from Stump Hill Farm in Perry Township for the football season....

Stump Hill has had several citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the past few years, many for providing less-than-required space for a chimpanzee. But Huntsman said the chimpanzee was being “weaned” gradually from a too-small cage in which previous owners housed it for many years....