By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder
Natural Bridge Zoo owner Karl Mogensen is hitting back against renewed accusations that animals are neglected and abused at the zoo. He calls the Humane Society a “parasitic organization” that lies about animal abuse to get donations. The animal rights organization says its findings resulted from a months-long undercover investigation of the zoo. An official with the state Humane Society chapter says the organization filed reports with the state and federal Departments of Agriculture, state Attorney General’s office, state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and with local law enforcement.