PETA played an integral role in a major victory when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seized 69 protected big cats from Lauren and Jeff Lowe, operators of Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, named after the Netflix docuseries that made the Lowes (and their exploitation of tigers) infamous. The DOJ’s search and seizure warrant was based in part on evidence obtained by PETA—including testimony regarding big-cat breeding in violation of a court order and evidence regarding the appalling condition of lions we rescued from the Lowes in 2020. If we have our way, every Tiger King villain will lose all the other animals in their custody, too.
“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