Bear Path Acres in Virginia Closed

The roadside zoo, a long-time PETA target, shut its doors after state officials suspended its wildlife exhibition permit. PETA had worked hard to expose the inadequate conditions at this Virginia hellhole, including filing complaints that prompted numerous citations and an official warning from the USDA. A news story quoted the owner as saying that Bear Path Acres was “under attack by PETA.”

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“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