Nevada cat breeder eyes E. Idaho to relocate business

Pocatello, ID


By Gina Jameson


POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) _ A Nevada man who keeps tigers and other
endangered large cats has requested a judicial review of an Idaho
Department of Agriculture decision that prevents him from moving
his cats into the state.

Peter Renzo is a licensed big cats trainer and president of the
Siberian's Are Becoming Rapidly Extinct Foundation in Carson City,

It's dedicated to saving endangered big cats.

Renzo announced in October his intention to move the cats to
eastern Idaho, but was barred from doing so by the state department
of agriculture.

The agency questions Renzo's qualifications and also wants the
cats spayed or neutered before entering the state.

Renzo says he's been licensed to exhibit big cats for more than
30 years.

He also says the cats are endangered and will not spay or neuter

A hearing in 7th Judicial court in Blackfoot is scheduled for
April 21st.

Renzo says that if the review goes his way he will open the
``Tiger Pavilion'' sometime this summer in an eastern Idaho
location yet to be determined.
(Idaho State Journal)

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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