As a direct result a 2022 PETA investigation, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Yellowstone Bear World, a roadside zoo in Idaho, for two serious violations. The agency found that the facility had put its employees at risk of potential attacks from bears and exposed employees to hazardous chemicals in the form of bear spray, without providing them with proper training or protocols. OSHA designated both violations “serious,” meaning the hazards were likely to result in significant physical harm or even death. After the agency proposed an initial penalty of $8,928, Yellowstone Bear World agreed to pay $6,250 to settle the case.
“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