Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ringling Bros. Owner to Pay $270,000 in Animal-Welfare Case

The owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus paid a $270,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The fine paid by Feld Entertainment Inc. is the biggest ever assessed against an animal exhibitor, the USDA said today in an e-mailed statement. Vienna, Virginia-based Feld said in a statement that it didn’t admit any wrongdoing or violations.

Read more in Bloomberg Newsweek...


Lisa said...

Was it a judgment or a settlement? An injunction would have been better, but I'm still pretty stoked.

A said...

Settlement, I believe.