No one deserves to be shocked or threatened with an electric prod, dragged by a leash, yelled at, or pinned to the floor under an abuser’s feet.
The Canada lynx is a threatened species, but a “special rule” deprives them of the protections of the Endangered Species Act. PETA and other groups are petitioning to close the loophole.
Roadside zoos are going up in flames—for real. Hundreds of animals have been killed in fires during the last few years alone—and these are just some of the ones that were reported.
This notorious roadside zoo’s alleged mistreatment of big cats, lemurs, and other animals violates the Endangered Species Act, so PETA’s taking it to court.
PETA submitted four complaints against Tregembo Animal Park last year alone, and the USDA has finally taken action against the decrepit roadside zoo.
Lila, a tiger who had lost almost all her fur while trapped at South Carolina’s notorious Waccatee Zoo, has died. PETA wants answers.
Years after “Doc” Antle shipped tigers to Thailand’s decrepit Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, he gave Nat Geo his own twisted story about the facility.
At Natural Bridge Zoo, staff denied a sick tiger cub potentially lifesaving care. Others bludgeoned guinea pigs to death. Why isn’t the USDA stepping up?
Single parenting can be tough, but this widowed orangutan is nurturing and caring for his daughters.
For PETA’s 40th anniversary, join us in celebrating 40 major ways we’ve helped animals exploited by circuses and roadside zoos over the past four decades.
Tigers are known for their unique coat patterns, which (in nature) help them camouflage themselves. But at Waccatee Zoo, Lila no longer looks like a tiger—she’s almost bald.
Never support any venue that allows tourists to interact with tigers, leopards, or other big cats. Here’s how ones that do put everyone involved at risk.
The tragedy isn’t only that April the giraffe died—it’s that she never knew a life without gawping spectators or livestream cameras.
“Doc” Antle was recently charged with two felony counts related to wildlife trafficking and 13 misdemeanors, including for cruelty to animals.
Visitors, beware! Read these shocking reviews from disgruntled people who wish they’d never bought a ticket to a dingy roadside zoo.
“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