Controversial zoo video depicts people lying in tigers’ armsUPDATED 3:10 AM HST Apr 08, 2014Video Transcript
THE OWNER OF A CONTROVERSIAL ZOO IS TAKING SHOTS AS THE U-S-D-A. THE G.W. ZOOLOGICAL PARK IN WYNNEWOOD IS UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION AFTER A TIGER ATTACKED A WORKER LAST YEAR. BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED THE ZOO FROM USING ITS BIG CATS IN A NEW VIDEO. KOCO'S KIM PASSOTH HAS THE STORY FROM WYNNEWOOD. PKG: Nats: DO YOU EVER WONDER? SELF PROCLAIMED COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST AND OWNER OF THE G.W. ZOO JOE EXOTIC IS FEATURED IN THE VIDEO ASKING FOR DONATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES ZOOLOGICIAL ASSOCIATION. 4:50 join our fight today 4:52 ALSO FEATURED PEOPLE HUGGING AND PETTING TIGERS A LION AND A BEAR. THEY EVEN LAY DOWN AND CUDDLE WITH THE BIG CATS DESPITE GOVERNMENT REGULATION. NAT MUSIC: :07 "a select group of animal owners rights are being stripped away" :13 THE VIDEO SHOWS A MAN DRESSED LIKE A SHERIFF TAKING A WOLF AWAY FROM A CRYING WOMAN.THE ZOO SUGGESTS ENFORCEMENT OF UN-JUST LAWS LEAD TO ANIMAL DEATHS. 4:35 the thing that lawmakers don't understand is when you take an animal way from the home its ever been it goes through a mourning process and 90 percent of the animals taken away end up dying 4:45 PETA SAYS THIS VIDEO TAKES IT TOO FAR Joe Schriebvogel's video isn't just a pathetic attempt to mislead the public about the peril and cruelty of privately owning exotic animals-it was also likely illegal to make. Direct contact between the public and dangerous wild animals, as apparently shown in the video, is a violation of federal law, and PETA will be filing complaints. THE USDA SAYS THEY ARE LOOKING INTO THE VIDEO AS PART OF THEIR ONGOING SAFETY INVESTIGATION.