Washington Llama Hoarder Is Shut Down and Charged With Neglect

July 2003

PETA worked for several months with a llama expert and the sheriff’s department in Chehalis, Washington, to seize a herd of abused and starving llamas from an animal hoarder. The owner was charged with 16 counts of animal neglect and nine counts of animals roaming at large, in addition to a count of animal neglect filed earlier in the year. A llama rescue group now cares for the animals, who will all be spayed or neutered and placed in good homes.

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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