South Carolina BMW Plant Repairs Netting After PETA Alerts It to Dying Birds

July 2002

A BMW truck driver in Greer, South Carolina, called PETA to report that birds were dying from being trapped behind a dilapidated net installed years ago to prevent them from roosting in the rafters of the plant. After several attempts to contact the operations manager, we sent a letter to BMW’s president asking for the net to be replaced or repaired. We received a letter from BMW admitting that the net needed repairs and promising to repair it.

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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