"We're looking into it; there isn't an investigation at this point." A federal license is required under the Animal Welfare Act to exhibit regulated animals, generally mammals, to the public whether on TV or in person such as at a zoo or circus, Espinosa said.Two animal welfare groups — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States — have weighed in. Kentucky icon Ernie Brown Jr., aka "Turtleman" and the star of Animal Planet's television reality show Call of the Wildman, is under scrutiny from federal and state officials after a critical report in Mother Jones magazine.The article, published Tuesday at Motherjones.com, accuses Brown's show of setting up situations for Brown to "rescue" animals, sometimes to the detriment of the animals involved.Klikając lub nawigując w tej witrynie, wyrażasz zgodę na gromadzenie przez nas informacji na Facebooku i poza nim przy użyciu plików cookie.Więcej informacji, łącznie z informacjami o dostępnych opcjach kontroli, znajdziesz w dokumencie : Zasady stosowania plików cookie.The notion that there is a culture of 'neglect' at the only network that is devoted to celebrating and protecting animals is absurd.'Claims in the 'Mother Jones' article were brought to the production company's attention nearly nine months ago.Where appropriate, Sharp Entertainment promptly instituted changes to further ensure the welfare of animals while filming the series.' it read.
For Animal Planet, the animals are our main priority." She said that the claims raised by the article surfaced about nine months ago and have been addressed by Sharp Entertainment, which has since hired a federally licensed wildlife handler to be on the set at all times. "We need to determine whether or not a license is needed to exhibit animals, based on the information in the article," said Tanya Espinosa, USDA spokeswoman.
Dan Adler, senior vice president of Sharp Entertainment, said "The idea that there is a culture of neglect or abuse on the show is completely false ...
What emerges from the magazine’s report is a picture of exploitation, cruelty, and law-breaking miles away from how they portray Turtleman on the hit show. Three orphaned ones made their way to the Kentucky Wildlife Center in 2012 following filming an episode for “By the time three orphaned raccoons arrived for emergency care at the Kentucky Wildlife Center in April 2012, ‘they were emaciated,’ says Karen Bailey, who runs the nonprofit rehab clinic set in the sunny thoroughbred country just outside of Georgetown, in central Kentucky.
Ernie and Neal need lumber to build a backwoods treehouse. Ever find yourself walking in the woods, gathering treasures, and need more hands? Ernie shows how you can make a britches backpack - that's right, right out of the pants you're wearing.
But, first rule of thumb - always check for tree critters before cutting one down.