Lazy 5 Ranch in Moorseville cited for animal-related violations
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Officials have cited Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville with several animal-related violations.
According to the Mooresville Tribune, an inspection was conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The animal rights group PETA says it alerted the USDA in February to a visitor’s complaint that giraffes there were suffering from painfully overgrown hooves and other neglect.
A routine USDA inspection on April 1 revealed a giraffe with overgrown hooves, records that were not up to date, and visitors feeding and petting animals without an attendant nearby.
The USDA gave the zoo until Wednesday, April 30 to clear up the issues.
Source: The Mooresville Tribune