More than two years after Dade City’s Wild Things, a roadside zoo in Florida, hurriedly transferred all the tigers out of its facility in an illegal attempt to thwart PETA’s court-ordered site inspection and following a court battle with us over their rescue, two tigers named Remington and Luna arrived at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. Both tigers were used in Dade City’s “swim with tigers” and tiger cub encounter programs, which are at the center of a PETA lawsuit alleging that prematurely separating tiger cubs from their mothers, forcing them into public encounters, and warehousing them in small cages violates the federal Endangered Species Act.
“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