Rally Outside Sloth Encounters' Court Date!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 08:30 AM
Join us September 14th, 2022, at 8:am outside Suffolk County 5th District Court at 3105 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 ahead of Larry Wallach's court date for illegal possession of wild animals, occupancy of a building without fire marshal approval, prohibited use, and change of use without a permit.
Sloth Encounters Long Island has been plagued with County and Town permit violations from the start as well as reports of numerous bites, including one of a child just a short while ago on July 24th. Despite Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter going on record that the sloth encounter is operating illegally, Wallach has not only failed to comply with town codes but continued to collect baby sloths, recently acquiring two more while another sloth is reportedly pregnant.
Larry Wallach is on video electroshocking a young tiger named Sheba and threatening a dog with an electric prod. He's also racked up 50 citations from federal authorities, countless local citations, and even received a 6-month suspension of his USDA license in 2013. The DEC also recently failed to renew his license to exhibit certain "dangerous animals", such as lions, tigers, and bears, following his chronic and blatant disregard for animal welfare and public safety, which is apparently why he's now exhibiting sloths who are not subject to that permit requirement.
We are urging authorities to shut down Sloth Encounters and place the sloths in reputable sanctuaries where they can live a more natural life.

When: 8:30am, September 14th, 2022
Where: Outside Suffolk County 5th District Court at 3105 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Learn more: https://www.humanelongisland.org/sloth_encounters
Sign our petition: https://www.change.org/SaveSloths
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/622697659243662/

Free the evening before? Join us at our Rally Against Sloth Encounters at Islip Town Hall at 5:00pm on September 13th as well: https://fb.me/e/2dVdVt0KV.

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