USDA Fines Waccatee Zoo

Failing to provide a limping aoudad sheep with adequate veterinary care and failing to provide animals with sanitary, potable water were just some of the issues that prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fine Waccatee Zoo in South Carolina $7,800, according to the agency’s records. The roadside zoo—which PETA dubbed the “worst roadside zoo in America”—was fined for six alleged federal Animal Welfare Act violations.

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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