For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Harpursville, N.Y. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders in response to reports that April, a giraffe used by Animal Adventure Park, may be pregnant again:
Being confined to a New York roadside zoo is no life at all for fragile African giraffes, who have prematurely died by the dozens in captivity. Animal Adventure Park’s cycle of breeding giraffes for a video hit and a quick buck is grotesque, and PETA urges everyone who cares about wildlife to support organizations that protect giraffes in their wild homes.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” More information about the premature deaths of giraffes in captivity is available here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.