When PETA submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for inspection photos showing dozens of goats horrifically suffering in violation of the law at antibody producer Pi Bioscientific, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) refused to hand them over on the grounds that the facility would be “embarrassed.” That’s not a legal basis for keeping the public in the dark, so PETA appealed and prevailed, forcing the agency to hand over the records. Almost simultaneously, Pi Bioscientific surrendered its USDA registration to use animals.
“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