Animal rights group, Iowa residents appeal Cricket Hollow Zoo ruling over attorney fees request, animal relocation site and illegal trafficking claim

The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Iowa residents who won their federal court case in February against Cricket Hollow Zoo have now appealed the judge's decision to not award attorney fees, allowing the zoo owners to choose where the zoo tigers and lemurs were relocated, and for failing to address one of the lawsuit claims the zoo engaged in unlawful trafficking of endangered animals.

The appeal to the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis was filed Friday, July 15. Zoo owners Pamela and Tom Sellner previously appealed U.S. Chief Magistrate Jon Scoles' decision to the federal appellate court.

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