Los Angeles Nightclub Decides Against Displaying Primates

January 2003

When the general manager of a popular Los Angeles nightclub contacted PETA about getting on board with the club’s idea to put monkeys on display, we quickly responded, highlighting the myriad problems associated with keeping exotic animals, particularly primates, in captivity. We outlined the public safety issues, the public outcry that would surely ensue, and, of course, the suffering that the monkeys would certainly endure if kept imprisoned in a nightclub.

The manager of the club promptly responded, assuring PETA that because of the information that we had provided, the club would not be subjecting monkeys to the stress and cruelty inherent in public display.

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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