Despite the large number of failed animal acts in Las Vegas, magician Jay Owenhouse, backed by a huge big-money corporation, has set his eyes on Las Vegas. He has proposed to erect a temporary circus tent on the Vegas Strip where he would hold three tigers. The tigers would be used as part of his magic act.
When CWI heard the news that this project was going before the Clark County Board of Commissioners, we took several actions. We immediately researched his proposal in conjunction with a city planning expert, we mobilized locals to submit information to the Commission encouraging them to deny the petition, and we contacted our friends in the Captive Animal Law Enforcement division of PETA so that they could pursue any legal action.
We are grateful to the Las Vegas Review Journal for reaching out to us for an interview.
CWI's letter to the Board was supported by more than 40 locals. This was our submission: