West Virginia Wesleyan College Cancels Plans for Petting Zoo

September 2014

After PETA contacted the college and explained why having a petting zoo at its Alumni Weekend—which is scheduled for this October—would be a bad idea, the school stated that it would cancel the appearance of live animals at the event.

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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