People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Dade City's Wild Things, Inc. et al

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-cv-02899

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)

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PageID 2483 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC., Plaintiff, v. 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, Defendants. ______________________________________/ ORDER 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 1 PageID 2484 Tigers (Doc. 148) is GRANTED subject to DCWT filing a notice that they do not object to the requested relief. DONE AND ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on this 9th day of November, 2017. 2