PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have sent an official notice to the operators of Pymatuning Deer Park in Pennsylvania, alerting them of the groups’ intent to sue over the roadside zoo’s apparent violations of the Endangered Species Act, including mistreatment of lions, tigers, lemurs, and other protected animals. The groups also allege that the facility’s mistreatment of all the animals there—particularly Bosco the bear—constitutes a public nuisance under state law.
“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