Wayne State University Bans Live Animals at Campus Events

January 2004

Following a letter from PETA and complaints from students, the Wayne State University student council made the compassionate decision to prohibit the use of live animals at campus events. PETA’s letter was prompted by the university’s “Let’s Get Wild” event, which featured numerous exotic animals for students to touch, hold, and have their pictures taken with.

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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