USDA Judicial Officer Revokes Tiger Handler Doug Terranova’s License

Notorious tiger handler Doug Terranova’s exhibitor license was finally revoked. In 2016, it was suspended for 30 days, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) judicial officer decided that a suspension was not enough, permanently revoking Terranova’s license and fining his company $64,700 in civil penalties. PETA had been monitoring Terranova for years and submitted multiple complaints about his careless handling of tigers and elephants.

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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