Urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act against the Cole Brothers Circus, for its apparent role in an elaborate scheme to evade federal law by helping an animal handler exhibit animals even though his license was revoked by the agency. Since losing his license in 2009 for horrific violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including animal deaths, a cast of shady characters has been playing a complicated shell game to keep Lance Ramos Kollman illegally in business. The USDA is seeking to revoke the licenses of the exhibitors who have been helping Kollman, but so far the Cole Brothers Circus (which does not have its own license) has escaped any accountability or responsibility. In fact, this circus has a history of AWA violations and of working with abusive animals handler.
Dr. Chester Gipson
Deputy Administrator, Animal Care
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
phone (301) 734-7833
fax (301) 734-4978
Please call on the Fulton County District Attorney to prosecute the owner to the fullest extent of the law for the egregious crime of shutting 1,000 pigs in a barn and allowing them to starve to death. These animals suffered terribly before they finally died.
Contact the realtor and let her know that starving animals to death is not “very normal,” that it is animal cruelty that must be prosecuted.
Fulton County District Attorney Travis L. Kendall
126 North 2nd Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
phone (717) 485-5419
Realtor Rebecca A. Glesner
fax (301) 416-8452
Office Number 1 (301) 797-2300 X 8318
Office Number 2 (301) 992-2481
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