Victory! MiLB Takes a Stand Against Monkey Rodeos!


Thanks to tens of thousands of PETA supporters who voiced their concerns about “monkey rodeos” at minor-league baseball parks around the country, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued a statement today speaking out against them. The president of MiLB, Pat O’Conner, shared PETA’s concerns about the cruel rodeos with all the individual MiLB ball clubs and issued a statement urging the teams to leave all animals out of their events and promotions.

This is a huge victory for monkeys and animal rights advocates everywhere. Thank you for making your voice heard. If you would like to thank MiLB for its progressive and compassionate decision to speak out against using animals for entertainment, please leave polite comments on the MiLB Facebook page.


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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