Big-Cat Cub-Petting Banned in Quintana Roo

In an exciting victory for animals, a law banning exhibitions of wildlife in public spaces in Quintana Roo, Mexico, has gone into effect! The measure, which passed with a unanimous vote in April 2022, bans cub-petting and other dangerous exhibitions in the Mexican state. The victory follows pressure from PETA Latino supporters and local animal rights group Animal Heroes, which urged Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín to implement the law.

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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