PETA is not the only one to find serious problems at GW. The USDA has repeatedly cited GW for violating the minimum standards of care set forth in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and in April 2005 the agency filed a 20-page complaint against GW with numerous charges, including the following:
To avoid going to court, GW paid a $25,000 fine in January 2006 and was placed on an 18-month probation period with the USDA. Failure to comply with the AWA during the probation period would result in license revocation.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.