After hearing from PETA about the cruelty and public-health dangers of camel and pony rides, which subject the animals to a lifetime of chronic stress and deprivation, executives at the Westchester Parks Foundation in New York agreed to refrain from hosting these exploitative exhibits at future Westchester Winter Wonderland festivals.
“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