ExxonMobil Ends $250K Iditarod Sponsorship After PETA Campaign

As reported by the Associated Press, following a vigorous PETA campaign, ExxonMobil has confirmed that its more than 40 years of support for the Iditarod—the notorious dogsled race in which more than 150 dogs have died, most commonly after inhaling their own vomit—is ending this year. ExxonMobil has sponsored the Iditarod since 1978 and has… Read more »

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Lawsuit Looms Over Animal Care at Pymatuning Deer Park

PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have sent an official notice as required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to the operators of Pymatuning Deer Park, alerting them of the groups’ intent to sue over the roadside zoo’s mistreatment of lions, tigers, lemurs, and other protected animals. The groups also allege that the… Read more »

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Court Orders Dade City’s Wild Things to Pay Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to PETA

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has just ordered the now-shuttered Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT) and principals Kathy and Randy Stearns to pay $399,118.10 to PETA in attorneys’ fees and expenses related to the group’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against the roadside zoo. PETA was previously awarded a default… Read more »

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Back to Court for PETA Lawsuit Against Monterey Zoo

PETA has filed a notice in Monterey County Superior Court to appeal a court decision dismissing PETA’s lawsuit against the Monterey Zoo and its president, Charlie Sammut, a case involving the use of canes to threaten and control the elephants it exploits. PETA’s lawsuit alleges that the Monterey Zoo engages in unlawful business practices by… Read more »

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PETA Seizes 22 Big Cats From Tim Stark’s Roadside Zoo ‘Wildlife in Need’

As a result of PETA’s successful Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against Wildlife in Need and its operators—Tim Stark of Tiger King and his ex-wife, Melissa Lane—22 tigers, lions, and tiger/lion hybrids made it out of the now-defunct roadside zoo today. All were transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and the Turpentine Creek… Read more »

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