During late 2013, Wildlife in Need, Inc. presented a bold move to shift the paradigm of animal-human relations on this planet. Before this, it was given that animals under human care were only viewed by the public. Animals in the wild were subjected to atrocities by poachers and industry practices which decimated their habitats to the point of extinction. Tim Stark began to shift that paradigm by offering the public the chance to interact with animals and the public was ecstatic. People from around the globe came for a chance to interact and play with animals that are classified as near extinction on our planet.
Meanwhile, the animal rights activists saw this as directly opposing their own world view. Their paradigm is to end all interaction between animals and humans, including your pets, and when the opportunities to play began spreading, they used their amassed wealth and our legal system to try and stop it. They began with a smear campaign based on a bear cub in which they used video from several different sources which they pulled about 10 seconds worth of footage, looped it, added sappy music and offered it to the world as proof of our abuse. Based on the false message in this short video, they pressured the USDA to begin giving us repeat citations so a suit could be levied. They positioned one of their animal rights activists as director of the USDA. Then they filed their own suit, not for the bear, but because people being able to play with tiger cubs was injurious to their philosophy. They had no interest in our animals. They wanted our Big Cats as part of the GFAS monopoly, but that’s a whole other article. When their suit was not going well, they enlisted the Indiana Attorney General and the media to create a whole other smear campaign. The Attorney General was eager for both a high profile case during an election year as well as the means to take the spotlight off his own lawsuits so false testimony from former volunteers, who had not seen our property for several years, are the basis for this suit. This group was an attention seeking lot that relished the opportunity to be on tv and cry for the public. However, when asked to detail their lies for the court, most of them dropped out. A few remain.
Here’s the crime:
Indiana tax dollars are being spent frivolously on this suit. Absolutely no testimony was enlisted by the Attorney General from those still with Wildlife in Need, Inc. PETA personnel was called in to be part of the inspection team in March of 2020, as well as people from the Indianapolis Zoo, who supported us. Although this inspection did not validate the testimonies of the former volunteers, they are still pursuing the suit. We need your voice to tell the Indiana Governor and the Indiana Attorney General to stop wasting tax dollars and drop this suit. We need your voice to relay what you have seen and when you were here with regards to abuse allegations made without evidence.
OUR SUPPORTERS MUST TAKE ACTION BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS THURSDAY, 8/6/2020. YOUR SILENCE IS A VOTE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN INDIANA RESIDENT. GIVING 5-10 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME IS A VOTE TOWARD CONTINUED ANIMAL-HUMAN INTERACTION.
We have facts proving each of the whistle blowers is lying. To detail it all would be a book, so here is a prime example of one of their lead ‘witnesses’. In an effort to profit from her mistruths, she has created defamatory apparel for sale in an attempt to garner support for her lies. She has listed nearly 70 of our animals as “killed by Tim Stark which haunts her every day.” Problem is, OVER half of them (hi-lighted orange) are still here, alive and doing quite well. We feature them on our page regularly. Others (red check marks), some of which are on her memorial apparel, have been transferred to new homes but she has made the assumption that because they are not on the premises, they must be dead. This includes the reptiles that she neglected to take care of after begging to be put in charge of them. Those reptiles were re-homed after she was banned from our premises years ago. The remaining animals passed in the barn fire in 2016, or passed under vet care (see legend on photo). The point is, her allegations, which is the basis for the OAG suit fueled by PETA, are at best the truth twisted so far that it is no longer the truth, or, at worst, flat out lies.