Humane Long Island calls on Town of Islip to bring Sloth Encounters owner back to court

Humane Long Island is urging the Town of Islip to bring the owner of an exotic animal facility back to court for contempt.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2022, 6:57 PM

Updated 576 days ago

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Humane Long Island is urging the Town of Islip to bring the owner of an exotic animal facility back to court for contempt.
The owner of Hauppauge's Sloth Encounters, Larry Wallach, began visiting homes with his sloths after a Suffolk County Supreme Court judge temporarily shut down his business.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter says they are looking into what can be done.
"The town attorney will certainly review all of that and see if there's anything else appropriate for us to act upon," Carpenter says. "Everybody has a right to make a living, but certainly do it as a way that's appropriate and legal."
Humane Long Island says Wallach is in violation of a temporary restraining order and is also continuing to harass and exploit sloths.


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