In the largest PETA-led rescue of animals held at a roadside zoo, 72 animals were saved from the deplorable Tri-State Zoological Park in Maryland, one of the worst roadside zoos in America. The doors on this decrepit facility, dubbed “fetid and dystopic” by a federal judge, have closed forever. This rescue marks an unprecedented effort bringing together 14 reputable sanctuaries and accredited zoos that stepped up to rescue animals of 30 different species. PETA’s victory follows years of campaigning and two lawsuits we filed for the animals who suffered at Tri-State Zoo. Read more about the individuals saved here.
“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