Update: Court Grants PETA’s Motion in Gorilla Case

David Perle 202-483-7382

Cincinnati – Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders in response to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision to grant PETA’s amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in the matter of the Cincinnati Zoo’s lawsuit against The Gorilla Foundation in Redwood City:

Despite the Gorilla Foundation’s effort to silence PETA, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has agreed to consider the perspective that Ndume the gorilla deserves to have the chance to live in the critically important company of other gorillas, rather than in the foundation’s lonely trailer. PETA hopes the court will agree that he should be returned to the expert care of the Cincinnati Zoo, just as the Gorilla Foundation agreed to do years ago.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment or abuse in any other way.” For more information about our amicus curiae brief, please click here.

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