Thanks to tens of thousands of PETA supporters who voiced their concerns about “monkey rodeos” at minor-league baseball parks around the country, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued a statement today speaking out against them. The president of MiLB, Pat O’Conner, shared PETA’s concerns about the cruel rodeos with all the individual MiLB ball clubs and issued a statement urging the teams to leave all animals out of their events and promotions.
“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