People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Dade City's Wild Things, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 148 Motion to Permit Transfer of Tigers, subject to Defendants filing a notice that they do not object to the requested relief. See order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 11/9/2017. (BEE)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL
TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.,
Case No.: 8:16-cv-2899-T-36AAS
DADE CITY’S WILD THINGS, INC.,
STEARNS ZOOLOGICAL RESCUE &
REHAB CENTER, INC. D/B/A DADE
CITY’S WILD THINGS, KATHRYN P.
STEARNS, AND RANDALL E. STEARNS,
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, Inc. (“PETA”) and Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, Jeffrey Lowe and Joseph
Maldonado’s (collectively “Wynnewood”) Joint Motion to Permit Transfer of Tigers (Doc. 148).
PETA and Wynnewood request an order allowing the tigers received by Wynnewood from Dade
City’s Wild Things, Inc., Stearns Zoological Rescue & Rehab Center, Inc. d/b/a Dade City’s Wild
Things, Kathryn P. Stearns, Kenneth Stearns and Randall E. Stearns (collectively “DCWT”) to be
transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary on November 11, 2017, or as soon thereafter. While
the Court recognizes that Wynnewood and DCWT are represented by the same counsel, DCWT
has not joined in the motion and the motion is silent as to whether DCWT consents to the requested
tiger transfer. Thus, the granting of the motion is conditioned on DCWT filing a notice stating
that they do not object to the requested transfer.
Upon consideration, it is ORDERED that the parties’ Joint Motion to Permit Transfer of
Tigers (Doc. 148) is GRANTED subject to DCWT filing a notice that they do not object to the
DONE AND ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on this 9th day of November, 2017.
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