Wilson’s Wild Animal Park Owner Charged With Cruelty to Animals

Following years of work by PETA, Keith Wilson, the owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park in Winchester, Virginia, was charged with 46 counts of cruelty to animals. These charges come after state officials inspected the facility and seized more than 100 animals found in squalid and inadequate enclosures, including bears, tigers, lions, primates, and many others. Wilson’s nephew was also charged with 45 counts of cruelty to animals.

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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