Court Orders UW to Pay PETA $540,000 in Open Records Lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge ordered the University of Washington (UW) to pay PETA $539,902.45 in fees and penalties following our public records lawsuit. This came after the court found that UW had improperly withheld records detailing financial and leadership crises as well as the deaths of monkeys at its Washington National Primate Research Center.

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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