Following numerous requests from PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture terminated the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of notorious elephant exhibitor Hugo Liebel, who spent decades using Nosey, an ailing elephant, for rides and circus shows. Without a license, Liebel cannot exhibit AWA-regulated animals such as Nosey.
“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