Sumter County Shuts Down Exotic Animal Auction

Sumter County Shuts Down Exotic Animal Auction


Thank you for your letters!

ARFF is celebrating a decision by the Sumter Fair Association to end the auction of exotic animals at the Sumter County Fairgrounds in Bushnell.

In a letter to ARFF dated September 11, Jacky Jackson, President of the Sumter Fair Association wrote that the association “met and reviewed your request to end the auction of exotic animals on the Sumter County Fairgrounds. The Board voted on the issue and the vote was unanimous to end the auction.”

Ms. Jackson added, “We have always made it a priority for the public safety of our visitors and the welfare of any animals brought on these grounds.”

The move follows two serious incidents involving the exotic animal auction. In April, a woman was trampled to death by a camel purchased at the auction. In July, a man at the auction was cited by officers with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for selling a potentially-dangerous Macaque monkey without proper permits, and for transporting the animal in a cage that did not meet minimum regulations.

You Can Help
Thank you to everyone who wrote to the Sumter County Commission in response to our recent e-mail alert. Please send a quick thank you to the Sumter Fair Association for their compassionate decision to stop the exotic animal auction.

Contact:
Sumter Fair Association
E-mail: sumterfair@aol.com

 

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  • Joe jackson

    People selling exotic animals are the worst people and have no compassion for animals welfare. IDIOTS.

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