Maryland Calls Off Mute Swan Hunt

April 2003

PETA posted an action alert when we learned of plans by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to kill 1,500 mute swans who the agency said were an environmental hazard. Bombarded with public opposition and a lawsuit filed by the Fund for Animals, the state canceled the swan hunt.

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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