USDA finds multiple violations at NCFL exotic animal attraction

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MELROSE, Fla. (WCJB) — Single Vision is known for having exotic pets, but a USDA inspection found multiple violations.

Including an obese jaguar and a list of new species that hasn’t been updated in over two years.

“I can’t go into major detail on this as we are going through a license renewal process and some sort of investigation,” owner Carl Bovard said.

Other violations include a Geoffroy’s cat with hair loss and more than twenty cases where visitors have taken pictures of animals over 12 weeks old without any restraints.

TV20 couldn’t take video inside but was given a guided tour to see all the animals.

“We’re not hiding anything, we had a vet who lives in this neighborhood and she kind of threw us under the bus. she wasn’t helping us, she said she wasn’t supporting us, Board said.

PETA representatives said inspectors also found a hyena living at Bovard’s home and several enclosures in need of repair.

Bovard added that the Tiger King docu-series hurt private owners like him.

“With all this documentary that came out at the start of the pandemic, it cast a really bad light on who in the United States is allowed to have big cats.”

Tiger King star Carol Baskin herself has put Single Vision on her watch list and said animals between the ages of six and sixteen weeks can bite a child’s finger.

“And yet people will still pay to do this stuff and Single Vision advertises itself as a sanctuary, but no sanctuary allows people to have public contact with wild animals. It’s shocking that places like Single Vision still exist and people still frequent them.

Single Vision has until May 14 to make these important changes.

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