PETA scored a victory with our Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against notorious animal exhibitor and Tiger King villain Jeff Lowe. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma found that he had “treated the four lions directly involved in this case … with appalling cruelty.” This was the first court decision establishing that Lowe’s treatment of animals was so deficient that it violated the ESA.
“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