Feds Cite Local Flea Market’s Tiger Exhibit After PETA Tip

For Immediate Release:
June 7, 2021

David Perle 202-483-7382

Liberty, Texas – After PETA tipped off the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to an illegal tiger display at a TVE Fairgrounds flea market by Lisa Lopez—who operates under the name “All Things Wild” and has no federal license to exhibit animals—the agency issued a citation to her and ordered an end to the display, an inspection report that PETA just obtained reveals.

During the event in March, Lopez offered photo opportunities with the tigers, who are confined to small travel trailers and hauled all over the country. According to city officials, Lopez tried passing off another exhibitor’s license as her own to the event organizer.

“No stranger to skirting law enforcement, this menacing menagerie drags along an extensive rap sheet wherever it travels,” says PETA Foundation Associate Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Debbie Metzler. “PETA urges kind people to avoid the tawdry tiger shows at flea markets—and everywhere else.”

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and its motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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