For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
Cincinnati, Ohio – Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet in response to reports today that the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla barrier was not in compliance the day that Harambe the gorilla was killed:
Harambe’s death was as preventable as it was tragic, just as it’s tragic to deny any wild animal everything that’s natural and important to him for the sake of selling tickets to a zoo exhibit. PETA hopes kind people everywhere will remember this gorilla’s demise and stay away from any business that displays wild animals for human entertainment.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.