Calendar 2022-09-03 16:47:08 -0400published this page in
A wannabe Joe Exotic named Larry Wallach is being taken to court for operating an illegal "sloth encounter" that subjects sensitive sloths, including vulnerable babies, to grabbing hands, noisy crowds, and ramshackle cages during daylight hours when they naturally would be asleep.
Join us September 13th, 2022, at 5:00pm outside Islip Town Hall, 665 Main St., Islip, NY 11751 to urge Islip to not only prosecute vigorously but to take emergency action to him down immediately to protect the public and the sloths. Then join us for the town meeting at 5:30[m to speak directly to decisionmakers.
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.
When: 5:00pm for the rally; 5:30pm for the Town Hall meeting.
Where: 655 Main St., Islip, NY 11751
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