Judge Grants Motion for Summary Judgment in Tri-State Zoo Case

A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a first-of-its-kind ruling on PETA’s motion for summary judgment, finding that Tri-State Zoological Park’s failure to provide a now-deceased tiger named Cayenne with adequate veterinary care “harmed” her, in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind