Mirage Moved Tigers to Reputable Sanctuaries Following Push From PETA

For Immediate Release:
July 3, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Las Vegas – Champagne corks are popping at PETA, as The Mirage in Las Vegas has just announced that tigers have been moved from the Secret Garden to two facilities verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, following PETA’s appeals to Mirage’s owner, Hard Rock International. Below, please find a statement in response from PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Welfare Debbie Metzler:

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas, and that’s certainly the case for the tigers at the Secret Garden, who have now left Sin City for spacious new sanctuary homes in Oregon and Texas. Kind tourists today won’t go anywhere near cruel and archaic animal acts like those from Siegfried & Roy, and these dangerous spectacles have all but done a disappearing act from the Strip.

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

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