Florida Shopping Center Vows to Ban Animal Exhibitors

January 2002

PETA was notified that The Zoo had set up at Coralwood Shopping Center in Cape Coral, Florida. We immediately faxed a letter to officials of the company that manages the property, alerting them to the cruelty associated with this tawdry display and asking that they reconsider contracting with animal exhibitors in the future. We received a call back soon after, notifying us that in order to avoid the sort of negative attention that this exhibit has brought to the shopping center, they have vowed never to contract with this or any other animal exhibitor again.

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