Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Michigan was ordered to pay a $2,400 penalty to settle a U.S. Department of Agriculture lawsuit stemming from a tip from PETA that the roadside zoo’s owners had lied to the agency about the circumstances surrounding a bear cub’s death. Two cubs escaped from Oswald’s during a power outage, and one cub named Sophie was shot and killed three days later.
“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