PETA wants Lowry Park Zoo investigated listen12/22/08 Seán Kinane
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Lex Salisbury resigned his position as president of Lowry Park Zoo last week after the zoo’s board asked for his resignation. It came on the heels of a Tampa audit that found Salisbury used resources and animals from the zoo for his own for-profit animal park called Safari Wild.
Over the weekend Salisbury resigned from another post, according to tbo.com. He and Lowry Park Zoo’s director of collections, Larry Killmar, resigned last week from the Zoological Association of America.
Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has joined the ranks of those criticizing Salisbury. Today Lisa Wathne, a captive animal specialist with PETA, wrote to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service urging them to see if the zoo has violated the Endangered Species Act.