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PETA Adds More Complaints About Hattiesburg Zoo

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PETA Makes Additional Complaints Against Hattiesburg Zoo PETA Makes Additional Complaints Against Hattiesburg Zoo

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The same animal rights group that filed a recent complaint against the hattiesburg Zoo is speaking out again, this time because of the weekend incident where the zoo's Jaguar escaped its containment.

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they have sent more comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

They say the recent incident with the Jaguar shows that the Hattiesburg Zoo lacks the expertise necessary to maintain animals under safe conditions.

Zoo officials released a statement Saturday that said the Jaguar did get out of its primary holding area into his secondary containment area, but no one at any time was put in danger.

The incident occurred before the zoo opened and precautionary measures were taken to return the Jaguar back to his primary containment.

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