Animal Exhibitor Electroshocks Young Tiger on Camera; Feds Let It Slide (Video)

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.

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PETA Joins Groups Petitioning to Close Loophole Allowing Canada Lynxes to Be Exploited

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.

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Negligence, Abuse, and … Fatal Fires? For Animals, Roadside Zoos Really Are Hell on Earth

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.

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A ‘Public Nuisance’ for Humans, Hell for Animals: PETA Sues Pymatuning Deer Park

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.

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USDA Cites Tregembo Again for Lack of Vet Care, Decrepit Enclosures

PETA submitted four complaints against Tregembo Animal Park last year alone, and the USDA has finally taken action against the decrepit roadside zoo.

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PETA Confirms Bald Tiger Trapped at Waccatee Zoo Has Died

Lila, a tiger who had lost almost all her fur while trapped at South Carolina’s notorious Waccatee Zoo, has died. PETA wants answers.

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‘Doc’ Antle Calls Nat Geo Reporter ‘Al-Qaeda to the Max’

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.

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PETA to USDA: Do Better for Animals Suffering at Roadside Zoos

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?

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Orangutan Father Swings Into Action to Look After His Daughters

Single parenting can be tough, but this widowed orangutan is nurturing and caring for his daughters.

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40 Years, 40 Wins—How PETA Helped Animals in Circuses and Roadside Zoos

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.

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Lila the Tiger and 9 Others Who Deserve So Much Better Than Waccatee Zoo

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.

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These Folks Learned the Hard Way: Big Cats Are Dangerous Predators

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.

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Want to Celebrate April the Giraffe’s Legacy? PETA Says Stay Away From Roadside Zoos

The tragedy isn’t only that April the giraffe died—it’s that she never knew a life without gawping spectators or livestream cameras.

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‘Doc’ Antle From ‘Tiger King’ Was Just Charged With Two Felonies

“Doc” Antle was recently charged with two felony counts related to wildlife trafficking and 13 misdemeanors, including for cruelty to animals.

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Appalling Visitor Reviews These Roadside Zoos Don’t Want You to See

Visitors, beware! Read these shocking reviews from disgruntled people who wish they’d never bought a ticket to a dingy roadside zoo.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind