PETA Statement on Rescue of Two Tigers from Summer Wind Farms

For Immediate Release:
June 30, 2017

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Brown City, Mich. – Please see the following statement from PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet in response to the rescue of two tigers, Daisy and Mohan, from roadside zoo Summer Wind Farms to an accredited sanctuary following a PETA complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Relief has finally come for these two tigers, who set foot in their new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary just a week after PETA alerted federal authorities that Summer Wind Farms had failed to provide them with appropriate veterinary care for one tiger’s painful degenerative joint disease and another’s ataxia, which caused her to stumble and fall. She also reportedly suffered from impaired vision and seizures. Thanks to quick action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these tigers have a new lease on life at an accredited sanctuary, complete with the veterinary care that they’ve sorely needed.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about PETA’s exposé of Summer Wind Farms is available here.

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