PETA Statement: U.S. Bank Stadium Legally Required to Stop Willfully Killing Birds

For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2018

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Minneapolis – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Director Stephanie Bell regarding reports that U.S. Bank Stadium is killing an estimated 500 birds a year:

Almost a year ago, PETA warned U.S. Bank Stadium that birds would keep dying unless it installed bird-collision deterrents in its massive reflective glass walls. But by refusing to take this simple preventive measure, the host of Super Bowl LII is now willfully killing hundreds, if not thousands, of birds a year, many of whom die slowly on the ground after flying into the reflective glass structure. It is a criminal offense to willfully cause suffering to animals when that suffering is preventable. PETA wants the stadium to take immediate measures to retrofit its glass with taped or applied patterns.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and its previous letter to U.S. Bank Stadium is available here.

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