Animals Rescued From Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park

PETA—along with The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado—rescued a North American black bear named Dolly and three foxes who were being held at Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park, a defunct roadside zoo in Michigan that had denied animals adequate veterinary care for at least 18 months. The rescue followed federal authorities’ confiscation of an injured bear named Grizzy, who had suffered for months from a wound that had become necrotic because he had not received veterinary attention. Sunrise Side then entered into an agreement with us to relinquish Dolly and the foxes and never again to acquire or possess any wild or exotic animals. We immediately worked to arrange the animals’ transfer to their spacious new home, where they will finally have the rich lives that they deserve.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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