WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Protestors lined Carolina Beach Road Saturday afternoon asking the owners of Tregembo Animal Park to improve their zoo conditions.
"It's just sad," said Lorraine Moe. "The conditions are just so so bad."
Moe is part of R.O.A.R, Reaching Out for Animal Rights. She said standards for roadside zoo's are low, causing poor conditions for wild animals. R.O.A.R. also opposes wild animals in captivity and is asking for improved conditions for the animals at Tregembo.
"A new habitat, clean drinking water, this water is disgusting no one should have to drink this water," said Moe.
According to Sherry Tregembo, owner of Tregembo Animal Park, the park follows all regulations and their conditions are up to code.
"I understand not everyone likes animals in captivity but we run a USDA licensed facility and we're highly regulated," said Tregembo, "or I wouldn't be open."
Tregembo said the animals are her life. She even sleeps at the park.
"I do the best I can and work seven days a week and give it 100%."
R.O.A.R. plans to protest the circus next week.
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