After nearly 80,000 PETA members and supporters wrote to the management of an Oklahoma City mall where a storefront called Neon Jungle sold inherently cruel and dangerous “playtime” with tiger cubs and other juvenile exotic animals, the exhibitor moved out of the mall—and out of the city. PETA also submitted a complaint to the city manager requesting an investigation into Neon Jungle’s apparent violations of the city’s Exotic Wildlife Abatement Ordinance, which, unless an entity is exempt, prohibits keeping exotic wildlife within the corporate city limits.
“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