Second report shows more violations at Pymatuning Deer Park


JAMESTOWN, Pa. (WKBN) – A second report obtained by WKBN Wednesday shows that the United States Department of Agriculture has discovered more violations of animal treatment rules at Pymatuning Deer Park, in addition to those revealed a week ago.

The second report charges that some of the park’s fences for its animals are not high enough, park employees do not have enough time to monitor the animals and other problems with animals’ housing and sanitation.

Park owner Rachelle Sankey said that the park has fixed or is in the process of fixing all the violations that the USDA found.

Sankey also said that the park has no open investigations with the USDA and that a Greenville Veterinary Clinic veterinarian inspected the park Wednesday and found no issues.

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, WKBN received a report stating that USDA inspectors found a young lion in a pen that is too small for the animal. He was living in his own waste, there was rotting meat and the pen was too dark for the animal.

USDA inspectors visited Pymatuning Deer Park on July 20.

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