Library Cancels Appearance by Cruel Animal Exhibitor

July 2002

PETA learned from a member that the Greenville Wildlife Park planned to make appearances at libraries all across New Hampshire and other venues in the region. We sent a mailing to the 250 libraries in the state and to other businesses where the exhibit was scheduled to appear.

Our letters explained that Greenville Wildlife Park has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture repeatedly over the past several years for failing to comply with the minimal standards of animal care set forth in the federal Animal Welfare Act. For instance, the facility was cited for chaining a cougar cub to the floor, failing to provide environmental enrichment to an infant chimpanzee who was observed rocking, and failing to provide proper veterinary care and food and water sources to its animals.

The director of the Smyth Public Library let us know that he was canceling a planned appearance by the facility at his library and thanked us for the information we provided, as he stated that he had been “misled” by Greenville Wildlife Park.

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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