University Stops Giving Animals as ‘Welcoming Presents’!

February 2012

We contacted administrators of Residence Life at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, after learning that betta fish were given to incoming freshman as “welcoming presents,” and we have confirmed that this cruel practice has been discontinued!

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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