PETA Wins Endangered Species Act Case Against Tri-State Zoo

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that the Tri-State Zoological Park of Western Maryland violated the Endangered Species Act with regards to lions, tigers, and lemurs under its care. The lawsuit, brought by PETA in 2017, alleged that the roadside zoo violated the Act by failing to provide adequately sanitary living environments, nutritional diets, veterinary care, and shelter and enrichment to the animals. The surviving animals at issue will be transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary, and the Defendants have been enjoined from possessing any threatened or endangered species.