Following a vigorous campaign led by PETA and local activists, illusionist Jay Owenhouse withdrew an application for permission to cage tigers off the Las Vegas Strip in order to use them in a yearlong magic show. The application faced a groundswell of opposition from Clark County residents, and the Winchester Town Advisory Board and Clark County planning staff both recommended denial of the project.
“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