UW student group tries to stop tiger show

This article first appeared on Channel 27 wkowtv.com on March 4, 2010.

Reporting by Tony Galli.

MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW-Madison law school student group is trying to stop a Wisconsin Dells resort from continuing to use tigers in a magic show and from building a hotel lobby habitat for the animals.

Law school student Roxie Rewolinski of the University's chapter of the animal legal defense fund said animal handler Mark Schoebel, the man who provides the Chula Vista resort with the white, Siberian tigers has a checkered history. Schoebel pleaded guilty in the nineties in a federal case involving Schoebel's provision of black bears for slaughter. In the 1999 book,  Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for rare and exotic species, author Alan Green and the Center for Public Integrity cite several instances of animal trafficking and questionable animal care by Schoebel...for the full article click here.

Submitted by Erin Syth on March 25, 2010

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