Veterinarian Gene F. Giggleman has been formally reprimanded and fined $2,500 based on allegations of unprofessional and/or dishonorable conduct by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners following PETA’s investigation at U.S. Global Exotics (USGE), a massive exotic-animal dealer where Giggleman worked as the attending veterinarian.
In this previously unreleased video footage, Giggleman smashes squirrels’ heads into a cinder block and recommends that workers cut sick snakes’ heads off or “freeze ’em solid.”
The board found that Giggleman lost his controlled-substances log and falsely signed legally required documents attesting to the health of animals he had never examined so that they could be shipped overseas for the exotic-pet trade.
Despite the board’s findings, he is still licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas and has kept his job as a professor at Parker University in Dallas.
YOU CAN HELP
Giggleman is still under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his actions at USGE. Help ensure that he is held accountable for all that he did at USGE by urging U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas to charge Giggleman with felony and/or misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act, a wildlife-protection law.