Animals are Not Ours

Animals are Not Ours

Petting Zoos Don't Belong on Campus!

Meet Boo Boo:

Washington University in St. Louis recently hosted a petting zoo where Boo Boo, a 2-month-old bear cub, bit at least 18 people.

Well, his behavior indicates that being passed from person to person caused him to be scared, stressed, and uncomfortable.

Cindy Farmer, the exhibitor who brought Boo Boo to Washington University, has been repeatedly cited for confining animals to dangerous, filthy, and feces-strewn enclosures. A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector even found a dead goat who had been denied veterinary care.

Petting zoos are bad news for animals and humans. Urge Washington University to stop hosting petting zoos on campus and let officials know that animal exploitation has no place at an institution of higher education.


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