In a rare move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited the Cleveland County Agriculture & Livestock Exchange in North Carolina based entirely on undercover video footage provided by PETA. The citations stemmed from our footage of a coatimundi screaming and chittering out of terror while being auctioned off, a wallaby being dangled by the tail, and an oryx who was nearly struck by a collapsing wall panel while breaking through makeshift corrals in a bid to escape his confinement.
“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