Toni O’Neil: Entertainment? No!

June 24, 2014 

As the director of a wildlife sanctuary in N.C., I am appalled at the decision made to allow Brasstown to use a wild animal strictly for entertainment purposes. This goes against everything that the wildlife laws, rules and regulations for wildlife rehabilitators stand for.

One of the major rules is that we are not allowed to use a wild animal for entertainment purposes! I guess it just goes to show that money is again influencing whether a selective rule gets passed.

Wonder what would happen if we decided we wanted to do this, too, to get publicity and money from the public? We’d lose our wildlife license. This demonstrates why other states make fun of N.C.

Toni O’Neil

Director, Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

Hubert

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