MN Wild Animal Ban Expansion Considered
(AP) Austin, Minn. The Mower County Board will hold a public hearing later this month to discuss a possible ban on certain wild animals. It would expand on a year-long ban on bringing more wild cats, bears, wolves and primates into the county.
The one-year ban was approved last May. Sheriff Terese Amazi requested the moratorium after a tiger at a Racine’s BEARCAT Hollow animal park bit a girl in 2001. The incident set off a chain of events that resulted in killing the tiger so it could be tested for rabies.
Forty-one animals, including lions, tigers, bears and cougars, from BEARCAT were taken to the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish, S.D. BEARCAT has since been sold.
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