Allowing four prairie dogs to escape, failing to provide an ailing lamb with adequate veterinary care, and allowing vulnerable schoolchildren to handle a tiger cub were just a few of the issues that prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fine Animal Haven Zoo in Wisconsin $6,450. According to the agency’s records, it cited the notorious roadside zoo for eight federal Animal Welfare Act violations that allegedly occurred over a one-year period. Many of these citations were prompted by formal complaints to the agency from PETA.
“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