For Immediate Release:
July 4, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
Mendoza, Argentina – Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Captive Animal Law Enforcement Director Brittany Peet in response to reports that Arturo the polar bear has died at the Mendoza Zoo in Argentina:
People called Arturo “the world’s saddest polar bear” because of the years he spent suffering alone in the Argentinian heat. But from elephants swaying alone on concrete floors to bears pacing and biting the bars of barren cages, sadness remains on display in unnatural enclosures at zoos around the world. PETA urges families to honor this polar bear’s heartbreaking legacy by refusing to give a dime to any business that puts animals on display for human amusement.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.