Appeals Court Orders Tri-State Zoological Park to Pay PETA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a sanction order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Tri-State Zoological Park of Western Maryland Inc.; Animal Park Care & Rescue Inc.; their owner, Robert Candy; and their counsel, Nevin Young to pay $56,655.77 in fees and costs to PETA. We were awarded these funds after the U.S. district court found that Candy, with assistance from Young, had “drummed up charges” against two of our witnesses “on the eve of trial in a bad faith attempt to intimidate PETA’s witnesses and disrupt litigation,” just days before our Endangered Species Act lawsuit against Tri-State went to trial.

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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