Illustration from Owenhouse presentation
The illusionist behind a proposed magic show featuring live tigers has pulled his application for a zone variance from the Clark County agenda for Wednesday, according to a tweet from County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.
“Magician Jay Owenhouse is withdrawing his request – there will not be a tiger show in District E,” Segerblom wrote.
“I’m keeping them in Montana,” Segerblom told the Current via text.
Owenhouse says he’s withdrawing his application for the exotic animal variance but intends to pursue plans for a magic show residency at the Sahara and Paradise sight.
He says he doesn’t yet know his plans for the tigers.
“Our tigers have a wonderful home in Montana,” Owenhouse said in an interview. “I think at the same time it’s like we want to be with them because we know how much that’s part of their mental health.”
Hundreds of callers voiced their opinions last week during a virtual town hall conducted by Segerblom. The majority of those who phoned in opposed the plan.
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