In response to a complaint made by PETA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cited Wild World of Animals exhibitor Grant Kemmerer for five violations of state wildlife laws, including three for allowing members of the public to have direct contact with big cats during parties at a private residence. The agency fined Kemmerer a total of $7,300 for the violations.
“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