Boston Baseball Club Cancels Events With Exotic Animal Exhibition

October 2002

PETA wrote to the general manager of the Lowell Spinners Baseball Club in Massachusetts, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, after learning that the club had scheduled several events featuring Greenville Wildlife Park’s cruel traveling zoo.

Even though Greenville Wildlife Park claims to be a rescue operation, it breeds exotic animals to amuse customers with cute babies. We explained that dragging tigers, bears, and monkeys around the country is stressful and that allowing dangerous wild animals to interact with the public was flirting with disaster.

The Lowell Spinners’ general manager called PETA to notify us that the club had decided that it was best to “steer clear” of such cruel exploitation of animals; it canceled all the scheduled events.

Read more about the cruelty within the Exotic Animal Trade.

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