Illinois Backyard Rabbit Killer Is Shut Down

July 2002

After making several complaints to county officials and getting nowhere, the neighbor of an Illinois man who was raising hundreds of rabbits and slaughtering them called us for help. PETA verified that the property was not zoned for this type of use, made a formal written complaint to the building inspector, and contacted county animal control officers, who offered to help. An investigation was launched, the individual was given notice to stop his operation, and he permanently removed all the rabbits from his property.

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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