After PETA tipped off local authorities that Lisa Lopez—an unlicensed animal exhibitor who operates under the name All Things Wild—was planning to display tigers illegally at the Cowtown Fair in Fort Worth, Texas, in March 2022, officials shut down the exhibit on its opening day. Lopez was scheduled to sell photo opportunities with big cats, which would have violated local laws prohibiting the possession of tigers and other wild or exotic animals.
“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
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind