Lion’s owner cited for failure to confine the animal

Lion’s owner cited for failure to confine the animal



Associated Press – November 30, 2007 8:45 AM ET


PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – The owner of a lion that escaped from its cage and startled motorists along U.S. 23 in southern Ohio last week has been charged with failure to confine the animal.


Authorities say Terry Brumfield of rural Piketon faces three misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, including failure to provide his two lions with a clean, healthful environment.


Pike County Humane Agent John Owens says an inspection of Brumfield’s property showed that the wood & wire cage where two lions were kept was caked with manure and littered with rotting animal carcasses.


Authorities say a 550-pound lion named Lambert managed to crawl out of the pen early last week but was returned to his cage after some motorists called 911.


Piketon is about 60 miles south of Columbus.



Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,


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