For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2021
David Perle 202-483-7382
Burlington, N.C. – Today, a worker at the Conservators Center exotic-animal “preserve” had to be hospitalized as the result of injuries inflicted by wolves in their enclosure. Below, please see a statement from PETA Foundation Associate Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Debbie Metzler:
This recent incident shows exactly why this operation should have shut down after its reckless and dangerous policies led an intern to be mauled to death by a lion and the lion to be shot eight times and killed. No reputable animal-care facility would ever put animals or employees in these deadly situations, and PETA hopes the public will now see this place as the dangerous backyard operation that it is.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.