Regulations, fines threaten Las Vegas Zoo

Government overreach may force zoo to close its doors

Government bureaucrats from Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have fined the Las Vegas Zoo over $13,000 for old wall plugs and adaptors.

Those fines combined with oppressive and sometimes conflicting regulations from local, state and federal agencies may force the zoo to close its doors.

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