Target: Daniel M. Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Ensure Triple D Game Farm is denied in its application to breed wild animals
A wild animal farm in Montana with a history of cruelty has requested a renewal of a permit to breed wild animals. Triple D Game Farm was recently warned by the United States Department of Agriculture for transgressing the Animal Welfare Act by declawing a tiger – an act illegal under law. The animals on the farm are kept in cages, and are only used as profit-making objects for the owners to exploit. Petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny Triple D Game Farm’s renewal request to breed wild animals.
The farm specializes in hiring out their animals for wildlife photography, cinematography, and artist reference photo shoots. The owners boast of over two dozen species to choose from, but neglect to mention the poor conditions that these wild animals are kept in. A tiger on the farm was illegally declawed, due to the owner’s hesitation at working with a clawed animal. Declawing is the agonizing process of removing not just the claws, but the entire first knuckle of a cat’s paw, often leading to debilitating conditions such as arthritis and abnormal mental behavior.
To warrant a permit for breeding wild animals, an establishment must prove that it is doing so primarily to promote the welfare and survival of wild animals. Triple D Game Farm has categorically proven that it is accomplished none of these, and seeks only to profit from the wild animals it keeps captive.
Sign this petition to deny a breeding permit to the farm, and save more wild animals from suffering.
Dear Mr. Ashe,
Recently, a wild animal game farm applied for a renewal to their permit to breed wild animals. Triple D Game Farm in Montana hires out wild animals for photography and cinematography purposes. However, they were recently warned for illegally declawing a tiger by the USDA, and keep over two dozen species in cages. I ask that you deny them their request to breed wild animals.
As you know, establishments may only be approved breeding permits if they can prove that the primary purpose of the breeding is conservation and promoting the well-being of their animals. Triple D Game Farm has proven, through the animals’ living conditions and declawing incident, that they are not focused on conservation, and instead use these animals as tools for profit.
Please deny the farm a breeding permit, and ensure that they will not be allowed to keep wild animals unless they drastically alter their attitude by providing first-class living conditions and a complete cessation of any further animal cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
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