Hollywood Animal Trainer Plans Move To Oregon

The couple settled on the Phoenix property as a base for filming here because they prefer the climate and the community, he said, but that they plan to keep his Southern California operation as well. Eventually, he plans to add pens and other facilities on the property before shipping seven lions, three giraffes, three zebras, two camels, two ostriches and six antelope north, according to his county planning application. “It’s a nice, big, beautiful piece of property with lots of space,” he said. “And we’ve always liked Oregon.” Before purchasing the land, which is zoned exclusively for farm use, McMillan asked the Jackson County Planning Department whether these exotic animals would fall under the land-use definition of “farm use.” The lions fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and would need a permit from that agency to be housed on the property, said Bruce Pokarney , spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture. The ostriches and camels already are exempt from wildlife laws because they are considered domesticated animals, said Rick Boatner , who handles exotic species issues for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The giraffes, zebras and the antelopes kudus, blackbucks and impalas are listed by the ODFW as “non-controlled animals” that can be kept, bred or sold here under limited restrictions, Boatner said. There are not even fencing requirements such as those for keeping bears or cougars, Boatner said. “Just humane conditions, that’s it,” he said. “But if they escape, you have some different rules to deal with.” Under state statutes, any escaped exotics must be reported to the ODFW within 24 hours, and the owners have 48 hours to capture them, Boatner said. After that, any police officer or ODFW biologist can capture, seize or kill the escaped animal, he said.

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He has a Jesus fish on his work truck, a cross hanging from the rear-view mirror and listens to sermons on the radio. If Franklin Birch (the other father, played by Terrence Howard) had any religious conviction it was played well down in favor of Dover’s overt Christianity. But, when things go south with the missing kids, the first one to lose all composure, question the police, drop f-bombs like he had bought them at a garage sale, threaten a suspect, kidnap the suspect, torture said suspect for nearly a week, deceive the police, lie to his family, and involve other people in his illegal schemes is the Christianfather. That Dover mixes in prayer time and supposed repentance for his acts hardly clarifies things for the viewer. Where are the scenes of Dover meeting with his pastor, men’s group, Sunday school class or mentor, or kneeling beside an open Bible? They do not exist. Further, while Mrs. Birch (the always amazing Viola Davis) struggles to maintain balanceeven once offering aid to the beaten-beyond-recognition torture victimit is the wife of the Christian character (a role wasted on Maria Bello) who goes catatonic and becomes immediately dependent on (addicted to?) prescription drugs. The two Christians turn to forms of substance abuse while the two with no demonstrated faith manage to soldier on. This is Christianity in the filmmaker’s eyes. The girls’ disappearance is staged for viewers via the appearance of an old, dirty RV.

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Biz Send this story to a friend Email address of friend (insert comma between multiple addresses): Your email address: Oct 7, 2013, 10:47am PDT Hollywood increases pressure on Sacramento to keep production in state Enlarge Bloomberg Chris Dodd and the MPAA are beefing up in the battle to get more support for film and television production from the California government. Email | Twitter The battle is on to get more support for film and television production from the California government. Only days after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti put industry vet Tom Sherak in charge of lobbying Sacramento for more tax credits for Hollywood, the Motion Picture Association of America has issued a new call to bolster the incentive program for big-budget blockbusters. Currently, the California film tax credit program only allocates $100 million a year, a paltry sum for the number of productions that could potentially shoot in state. The credits exclude feature films with budgets over $75 million and TV pilots. Considering that large features and TV shows could employ thousands of Californians, itas an issue that concerns many in Hollywood. “You are well aware film and TV production here in Los Angeles faces another challenge a the growing number of productions moving out of this state and out of the country,” MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd said while speaking at a Valley Industry and Commerce Association luncheon on Friday. “Other communities are feverishly developing their own film and television production infrastructure, both human and physical. They have come to realize what California has always known: Film and television productions are important job creators and economic generators,” Dodd noted. He also observed that 11 of this year’s 12 major blockbusters released in theaters were filmed outside of the state. “I know the studios I represent would prefer, everything else being equal, to make their films and television programs here in California, for many reasons,” Dodd said. “Therefore, for starters, the size and number of available tax credits needs to be increased and bigger productions must be allowed to qualify for them.

Hollywood increases pressure on Sacramento to keep production in state

Chris Dodd and the MPAA are beefing up in the battle to get more support for film and television production from the California government.

He led 138 laps and moved into third place in the Sprint Cup Standings with the win. NASCAR’s official Twitter account had this post as Harvick crossed the finish line. CHECKERS! Kevin Harvick wins the Hollywood Casino 400 at @kansasspeedway #NASCAR NASCAR (@NASCAR) October 6, 2013 Here’s a fun fact surrounding Harvick’s win, courtesy NASCAR Stats on Twitter: This is the 3rd time in 6 tries that Kevin Harvick has won a #NASCAR Sprint Cup race from the #CoorsLight pole NASCAR Stats (@NASCARStats) October 6, 2013 Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon , Joey Logano and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five. Jimmy Johnson (sixth) and Matt Kenseth (11th) were unable to make a late push to seal a victory, but they will remain one-two in the Chase standings heading into the Bank of America 500. Here’s a look at the final results, per NASCAR . Click the link to see the full results. Hollywood Casino 400 Results 0 NASCAR.com Harvick, Gordon, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were among the drivers whose performance gave way to a move up the leaderboard. Kyle Busch , Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman all lost ground.Here’s a look at the updated Sprint Cup standings, per NASCAR : Updated Sprint Cup Standings Cautions Rule in Kansas Jamie Squire/Getty Images Any time there are double-digit leaders and cautions in a NASCAR race, you know it’s been a wild day. That’s exactly the way things shook out in Kansas City. As noted by the NASCAR Twitter account, the various caution flags that were waved on Sunday were no joke: WATCH: Something you don’t see every day… smoke from a brush fire brings out another caution – http://t.co/sIODB24FMc According to Jayski.com, the 15 cautions during Sunday’s race were a new record for the track in Kansas: Caution 15 (new Kansas record), lap 243, #55 into wall after breaking loose #NASCAR Jayski (@jayski_nascar) October 6, 2013 In fitting fashion, a late caution allowed Harvick to gather himself for a strong finish. ESPN’s NASCAR account had this post as the restart occurred with 19 laps to go: Restart 19 to go: 29 24 99 78 48 22 9 27 88 31 15 16 43 1 20 13 5 7 93 14 36 32 40 11 56 NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 The numerous stops and starts made the action drag on a little bit longer than expected, but fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. Big Names Struggle to Contend Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images 2012 Hollywood Casino champion Kenseth and Johnson were the favorites to win this year in Kansas City, but each was lucky to finish in the top 11 at the end of the day. NASCAR on ESPN had comments from both drivers after the race: Jimmie: “All in all, it was just a crazy day. Whacky restarts, lots of chaos there. We rebounded from all of that and passed a ton of cars.” NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 “It’s a good save for as bad as we were,” says Kenseth of finishing 11th and leading points by 3 over Jimmie. #NASCAR NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 Luckily, neither driver lost ground in the Chase standings.