For immediate release:
June 30, 2021
David Pearl 202-483-7382
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina “When people head to the beach on a holiday weekend, they will likely see a giant PETA mobile billboard urging them not to stop at Wakkati Zoo, which a group of observers called” America’s Worst Roadside Zoo. ” The ad features Lil Trix, a lone baboon rocking back and forth in a roadside zoo, imprisoned for life in barren wire.
Other animals at Waccati Zoo often exhibit what experts have identified as signs of extreme psychological distress, including long-tailed macaques attacking their own limbs, black bears that usually stride forward, and a lone capuchin who can often be seen shaking while grabbing hands. and bites itself.
“The Wakkati Zoo is a hell on earth for isolated animals trapped in sterile cages and serving life sentences through no fault of their own,” says Michelle Sinnott, deputy director of animal law enforcement at PETA. “PETA is committed to helping this pit send the animals to respected institutions where they will receive the proper care they so desperately need.”
In March, a roadside zoo confirmed the death of a sick tiger named Leela after months of exhaustion, hair loss and endless circulation inside the cage. In May, the USDA cited Waccatee after it left two lame sheep without veterinary care, failed to provide the animals with clean water, and flouted safety protocols, leading to the escape of a Capuchin monkey during an inspection.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to be used for entertainment” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…
The billboard will run from July 1 to July 5 for eight hours every day.