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Controversy Over Plans To House Tigers In Ventura County Goes Before Planning Commission

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:55pm

A controversy over a proposal to house some tigers in a rural area of Ventura County is set to go before the Ventura County Planning Commission.

A property owner has proposed housing up to five white tigers in cages on 19 acres of land in the Deer Creek Canyon area, close to the Ventura-Los Angeles County line.

The property’s owners provide exotic animals for movie, and television production.  The proposal calls for the fully enclosed cages to be surrounded by a security fence on the Pacific View Road site.

However, some nearby homeowners are upset with the proposal, saying it creates too much of a risk should one, or more of the big cats escape.

It’s possible that whatever the Planning Commission decides at tomorrow morning’s hearing in Ventura, the matter won’t be settled, because the decision can be appealed by either side to the County Board of Supervisors.

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