USDA Cites Siegfried & Roy

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a citation to the company responsible Montecore and other animals in the “Siegfried & Roy” show.  This ended 14 months of investigation and controversy following the near-fatal tiger attack on illusionist Roy Horn.

 

Jim Rogers of the USDA declined to tell the Associated Press ? or even post a statement on the USDA webpage ? why or how the agency came to the decision to issue a citation.

 

Mr. Rogers declined to discuss why the company received the citation, but said it does not carry any penalties. He described it as a warning and said it concluded the agency’s investigation into the attack.

 

“When we write a ticket we are essentially telling somebody to stop doing something,” he said. “If they continue to engage in the activities that got them the ticket in the first place, we can take further action.”

 

Dave Kirvin, a Siegfried & Roy spokesman, said Friday the company was not aware of the citation.

 

Earlier this year, the USDA abandoned attempts to get producers to hand over a videotape of the attack after Nevada senators threatened to intervene. Footage of the attack has never been made public.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a citation to the company responsible Montecore and other animals in the “Siegfried & Roy” show.  This ended 14 months of investigation and controversy following the near-fatal tiger attack on illusionist Roy Horn.

 

Jim Rogers of the USDA declined to tell the Associated Press ? or even post a statement on the USDA webpage ? why or how the agency came to the decision to issue a citation.

 

Mr. Rogers declined to discuss why the company received the citation, but said it does not carry any penalties. He described it as a warning and said it concluded the agency’s investigation into the attack.

 

“When we write a ticket we are essentially telling somebody to stop doing something,” he said. “If they continue to engage in the activities that got them the ticket in the first place, we can take further action.”

 

Dave Kirvin, a Siegfried & Roy spokesman, said Friday the company was not aware of the citation.

 

Earlier this year, the USDA abandoned attempts to get producers to hand over a videotape of the attack after Nevada senators threatened to intervene. Footage of the attack has never been made public.

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