PETA Rescues Four Elderly Bears From Defunct Roadside Zoo

July 1, 2015

After learning that the owner of four bears was planning to give them away, PETA stepped in and arranged for them to be transferred to a sanctuary. These bears had not left their tiny, decrepit cages since at least 1995, when the roadside zoo where they were being held captive closed its doors to the public. PETA secured a bear expert to assess their health and determine whether they were able to travel. The expert gave the OK, but because of their advanced ages and for safety’s sake, PETA secured two veterinarians to accompany them on their journey to their new home at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.

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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