After PETA reported an incident in which a member of the public held a juvenile jaguar at the Florida roadside zoo Single Vision, the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the facility over that incident and dozens of other public encounters with wild animals, including adult big cats. The agency also cited Single Vision—which received nearly 20 citations in just two years—for lying to federal authorities, providing fraudulent documentation of a veterinary-care program, and failing to provide two thin, geriatric tigers and other animals with adequate veterinary care.
“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