Spring River Park & Zoo to Replace Bear Pits With Spacious New Habitats

PETA scored another victory in its fight to relegate bear pits to the history books! City councilors unanimously approved a plan to improve living conditions at the Spring River Park & Zoo in Roswell, New Mexico, after a vigorous PETA campaign. The zoo will be providing two bears and two mountain lions with spacious new habitats after having confined them to concrete pits for years. The zoo will also significantly improve conditions for ALL the animals in its care.

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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