‘Tiger’ to Roar Against State Fair’s Illegal Big-Cat Act

For Immediate Release:
March 30, 2022

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Birmingham, Ala. – PETA’s “tiger” mascot will lead a family-friendly counter-exhibit outside the Alabama State Fair on Friday to urge everyone to avoid All Things Wild, an illegal big-cat show whose unlicensed operators have repeatedly violated the federal Animal Welfare Act.

When:    Friday, April 1, 4 p.m.

Where:    1000 John Rogers Dr., Birmingham

“The tigers used by All Things Wild are kept in barren, cramped cages and endure miserable living conditions,” says PETA Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA calls on everyone to steer clear of the Alabama State Fair for its careless decision to allow this unlicensed exhibitor to parade big cats illegally before crowds of fairgoers.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly ordered All Things Wild to stop illegally exhibiting big cats, but its operators continue to do so and have even tried to pass off other exhibitors’ licenses as their own, including at a fair in Fort Worth, Texas, just last month, prompting authorities to shut down the exhibit.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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