The Southern District of Indiana awarded fees and costs to PETA against Tim Stark and Wildlife in Need as a result of its prior Endangered Species Act (ESA) victory totaling $733,997.70. Because we were already owed $19,234.40 in unpaid fee awards, we’ll seek to recover $753,232.10. The award to PETA follows our groundbreaking and successful litigation resulting in the rescue of 25 big cats and establishing that declawing procedures, maternal separation of big-cat cubs, and cub-petting events violated the ESA.
“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