‘Wildlife in Need’ Victory

A federal district court in Indiana granted PETA’s request for a preliminary injunction against the roadside zoo Wildlife in Need and its operators. The order prevents the facility from declawing big cats, prematurely separating cubs from their mothers, and holding so-called “Tiger Baby Playtime” events, which subject big-cat cubs to hours of direct contact with the public, pending the outcome of PETA’s Endangered Species Act suit.

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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