PETA Supports Brian May’s Call for a Boycott of the Copenhagen Zoo

For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2014

Brian May is always looking out for animals—that’s why PETA U.K. named him its Person of the Year in 2012—and PETA supports his call for a boycott of the Copenhagen Zoo after its senseless killing of Marius, the baby giraffe who was deemed “disposable.” More than that, we urge people to avoid all zoos—in Europe, in the U.S., and around the world—where baby animals are bred into a life of captivity in an effort to keep drawing in paying visitors, even though there’s nowhere to put the offspring as they grow. PETA urges everyone who genuinely cares about animals to avoid zoos and instead donate to campaigns that actually protect animals in their native habitats.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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