Just Released: New Photos, Video From Feds’ Inspection of G.W. Zoo

PETA has just obtained photos and video footage taken during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) June 22 inspection of Jeff Lowe’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (aka “G.W. Zoo”), during which the notorious exhibitor was cited for numerous failures to provide animals with adequate veterinary care, among other animal welfare issues. The photos show… Read more »

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Polar bears, climate crisis, and oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic Refuge has been a place undisturbed by development. But in 2017 Congress approved opening the Coastal Plain of the Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling. WWF has been vocal in its opposition for a host of reasons, and there is one significant bit of logic even Fish and Wildlife agrees with—the climate crisis makes the future of the region uncertain. Oil and gas development only compounds the problem.

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Attorney for USVI speaks out on animal fighting as HSUS plans trainings on Guam and in USVI

We are pleased with the news that U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert of the U.S. Virgin Islands has reminded Virgin Islanders that animal fighting is now illegal there under federal law. This announcement reflects not simply the connections between animal fighting and other criminal activities, including violent crime and firearms offenses, but the idea that the illegal transport of fighting birds poses a particularly high risk at present because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Heather Severt/The HSUS

We were pleased with today’s news that U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert of the U.S. Virgin Islands has reminded Virgin Islanders that animal fighting is now illegal there under federal law. Shappert’s announcement reflected not simply her strong grasp of the connections between animal fighting . . . 

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