USDA Cancels Tiger Exhibitor Adam Burck’s License

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally canceled Adam Burck’s license! After PETA discovered that the Jordan World Circus tiger exhibitor had moved to Oklahoma without alerting the agency—and didn’t have a facility to house tigers—we repeatedly urged it to investigate and terminate his license. When the USDA finally conducted an inspection, it found Burck keeping tigers in a stinking barn crawling with maggots. The tigers were crammed into cages so small that they could barely turn around.

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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