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Thursday, Oct 31, 1996County: Cumberland
Disposition: USDA Citation
Person of Interest: Lyle Jensen
In November 1996, the U.S. Department of Agriculture charged licensed animal exhibitors Lyle Jensen and the New England Alive Nature Study Center, Inc., doing business in Ipswich, Maine, with violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
APHIS inspectors found that Jensen and the NEANSC failed to:
-- Maintain complete records showing the acquisition, disposition, and identification of animals;
-- Maintain a written program of disease control and prevention, euthanasia, and adequate veterinary care under the supervision and assistance of a veterinarian;
-- Maintain in good repair structurally sound housing facilities for animals;
-- Provide animals with proper food;
-- Keep primary enclosures clean;
-- Store supplies of food and bedding so as to adequately protect them against deterioration, molding, or contamination by vermin;
-- Provide a suitable method to eliminate excess water from outdoor housing facilities for animals;
-- Establish an effective program for the control of pests;
-- Provide animals kept outdoors with adequate shelter from sunlight and inclement weather;
-- Construct and maintain primary enclosures with sufficient space to allow each animal to make normal postural and social adjustments with adequate freedom of movement;
-- Clean and sanitize food receptacles; and
-- Use a sufficient number of employees to maintain the prescribed level of husbandry practices.
- USDA - November 26, 1996
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