I saw this on the local news last night and this morning and I think this guy Schreivogel seems like he is going to push the sheriff on this and around here the law doesn't fawn over peta like they do some places. He said they had infiltrated him before as well.
Jan 11, 2011
WYNNEWOOD, Oklahoma -- The Garvin County Sheriff's Office confirmed investigators are looking into possible computer crimes by an alleged "planted" employee inside the G.W. Exotic Animal Park.
Joe Schreibvogel, director of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park, said the crimes were committed by a member of the animals rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, who was planted inside the facility and posed as a staff member.
"During our investigation, we found the camera that was purchased for him by PETA to do this job," Schreibvogel said. "And we found that he had created a diversion to get access to the director's computer and download his hard drive without his knowledge."
A spokesman for the Garvin County Sheriff's Office said a police report has been filed and investigators are looking into a possible computer crime committed at the facility, although no arrest has been made. The case may be turned over to the Garvin County District Attorney.
"PETA has, in the past, cost us millions by sending in undercover spies and lying to the press and on the Internet to discredit our name and exploit us for money" Schreibvogel said. "Paying a spy and downloading your hard drive is criminal."
Schreibvogel said the former employee, Samuel Crowell, is a 25-year old who first came to the refuge nearly four years ago as a volunteer. Schreibvogel said Crowell's girlfriend is the one who tipped park employees off to the alleged scheme by PETA. The organization allegedly was paying Crowell $50 per day for his work.https://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=13825476
Joe Schreibvogel, director of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park, works with a tiger at park.
A lion paces at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park.
The former employee, Samuel Crowell, is a 25-year old who first came to the refuge nearly four years ago as a volunteer.