Animals Rescued From Waccatee Zoo Following PETA’s Lawsuit

PETA and The Wild Animal Sanctuary rescued the remaining nine animals—one llama, two North American black bears, and six emus—held at Waccatee Zoo in North Carolina, dubbed “the worst roadside zoo in America” by PETA, following a lawsuit filed against the facility and its operators by us and two concerned citizens. The rescued animals now live at the expansive Wild Animal Refuge in Colorado.

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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