The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) terminated tiger show operator Michael Todd’s exhibitor’s license after finding a history of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations by him and his employee Marcus Cook, a notorious animal exploiter. PETA has been pressuring the USDA for years to revoke Todd’s license due to his continued employment of Cook despite his nearly 100 AWA violations.
“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