PETA wants ZOO closed

The Daily News reports that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to Santa Rosa and Escambia County commissioners to urge them to stop providing financial help to The Zoo Northwest Florida. PETA is upset that the Zoo used its animals as collateral for a loan.

Danyelle Lantz, The Zoo‘s executive director, told the Daily News: “As far as the animals are concerned, it is not unusual for them to be collateral on loans. They are cute and fuzzy, but animals are assets in a business perspective, just like the buildings and grounds.”

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