The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering adopting new regulations for zoos at the request of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that would require “humane” treatment for bears.
The proposed rules would mandate the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hire a “bear expert,” prohibit bear pits, and require rules so bears are not “stressed, frustrated, and bored.”
PETA, which killed 1,792 stray cats and dogs in 2013, first petitioned the USDA to adopt its rules in 2012. The agency began accepting comments on its petition last November, and extended the comment period on M
Documents show PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013
- Animal rights group says its doing what's best for the animals in its Virginia shelter but critics point to unseemly 82 percent kill rate
- According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA has killed over 31,000 animals since 1998