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Animal Law Podcast #42: The Case of the Tormented Tigers

By Mariann Sullivan — November 28, 2018

On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I talk to Brittany Peet, the director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement at the PETA Foundation, about her efforts to use the Endangered Species Act to help some tiger cubs and other animals who have been subjected to horrific maltreatment at the rather disturbingly named organization Wildlife In Need, a roadside exhibitor in Indiana.

This case, captioned PETA v Wildlife in Need and Wildlife In Deed, is currently pending in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, which has already issued a preliminary injunction. It highlights so much of what is wrong with our current regulation of captive wildlife and the alarmingly lax enforcement of the few regulations that are in place. Brittany will also tell us about a related successful action against Wildlife in Need’s veterinarian. 

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