By Dominick Mezzapesa - Wildlife Planet News
Big-cat exploiter Dirk Arthur has long tried to make a name for himself on the Las Vegas Strip with his show that featured leopards, Bengali tigers, and snow tigers.
His last gig at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is over, and no one in Las Vegas seems to want him back. It means that after so many years of people voicing their disgust about the cruelty of using wildlife in these types of shows, that Las Vegas finally caught on.
For the first time, in perhaps forever, there will not be any big cat performances on the Strip.
Arthur has shown a total disregard for the wellbeing of his shows animals. Judging by the way he treated his (pardon the pun) Cash cow he was only interested in profits and not the care of his Tigers.
In September 2014, Caesar’s Entertainment declined to renew Arthur’s contract after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited Arthur for multiple violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and issued an “Official Warning” against the entertainer. The USDA has repeatedly admonished Arthur for declawing the tigers and other big cats used in his show.