Following years of complaints from PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revoked the exhibitor license of The Mobile Zoo in Alabama. As a result, neither the facility nor its operator can ever again legally exhibit warm-blooded animals—the only ones covered under the federal Animal Welfare Act. PETA had filed multiple complaints with the USDA against the roadside zoo over the years, prompting some of the inspections that led to this action.
“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