Con Artist - Tyler Thomas
Thomas has built a business with a polished veneer. However, few understand what’s under the surface and what goes on behind closed doors. With one of the worst husbandry records in the industry, Thomas and his partner, Nicholas Stacey, left New York State to start over in another. There are reasons, consisting of ulterior motives as to why they did.
Thomas secretly went on the run in July 2017 with a menagerie of animals - some endangered and others stolen.. but all of them undocumented He exported the animals from New York State, traveled through numerous states on his way down south and then performed an illegal import of all of the animals into the state of Texas, including the endangered species and stolen animals. TPWD confirms there were no imports authorized for any time in the vicinity of the approximate date the animals were brought into the state..
It is believed that Thomas also violated a host of federal conservation laws with the transport, such as the Endangered Species Act, (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 usc 703 711). The latter was violated when he left a red-tailed hawk in possession of a person in New York State who did not have a license authorizing possession and care for the bird. Each licensee is expected to undergo at least forty hours of training for each species of bird s(he) would like to be authorized to possess learning natural history, husbandry, and handling. before receiving a license..
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