PETA Wins Public Records Lawsuit Against South Dakota Animal Industry Board

PETA sued the South Dakota Animal Industry Board over its refusal to release identifying information in certificates of veterinary inspection, which are key documents used to track the movement of exotic wild animals among roadside zoos, circuses, and breeders. The court ruled in our favor, finding that the state agency didn’t have a legal basis to withhold the information and ordered that the records be released in full.


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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