Notice of Intent to Sue for Violations of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act for the Harm and Harassment of Protected Species at Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center & Sanctuary, Inc. in Locust Grove, Georgia


Outreach for Animals and the former attending veterinarian of Noah’s Ark, a roadside zoo in Locust Grove, Georgia, have delivered a sixty-day notice of intent to sue the facility and its management under the citizen suit provision of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The facility houses tigers, lions, a grizzly bear, and other ESA-protected animals, including multiple species of protected primates and birds. The letter alleges the facility has violated the ESA in multiple ways, including by denying veterinary care to protected species, forcing protected species to live in unsanitary conditions, feeding insect-infested food to protected animals, and failing to take adequate measures to protect animals from exposure to potentially deadly avian flu despite an outbreak at Noah’s Ark that killed hundreds of birds.

[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Advocacy Group and Veterinarian Plan to Sue Roadside Zoo for ESA Violations" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 182]