The Dakota County Fair had announced last week that they had scheduled a white tiger exhibit for this year's fair. That decision faced a lot of backlash from animal advocacy groups and the exhibit is no longer going to be at the fair.

Bring Me the News reports that the Dakota County Fair board hosted a meeting on Monday evening and there was a unanimous vote to no longer move forward with the white tiger exhibit. The white tigers were supposed to come from an organization called All Things Wild from Illinois.

Many people and animal rights advocacy groups made their opinions known about the possibility of having this exhibit at the fair. The Humane Society of Minnesota posted on their Facebook page about All Things Wild saying that they have "a long history of federal Animal Welfare Act violations, including: repeated failure to have employees with adequate experience and knowledge caring for big cats, repeatedly allowing the public to have unsafe access to adult tigers, and repeated failure to feed tigers a sufficiently nutritious diet."

Bring Me the News asked for comment from All Things Wild and they haven't gotten a response.

 

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