Court Orders Tri-State Zoo to Pay PETA Thousands of Dollars

PETA won another victory in our successful federal Endangered Species Act lawsuit against Tri-State Zoological Park and its associates: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted our motion to be awarded attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in conjunction with Tri-State’s appeal, which it lost earlier this year. The court’s order included the full amount that we requested—$57,949.28—and follows a previous order for fees and costs by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, bringing the total amount that Tri-State must pay us to $114,605.05.

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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