Bears, lions, and other animals, many endangered, languish in roadside zoos across the country. Animals kept in roadside zoos live in cruel conditions, confined to small cages without the enrichment they need to lead full, happy lives.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund protects these animals by exposing their suffering and neglect and filing lawsuits against the worst roadside zoos.
Queen Louise, a ring-tailed lemur, is held alone in a cramped, filthy enclosure without adequate food and water at Farmer’s Inn, a roadside zoo in Sigel, Pennsylvania. Olympic Game Farm, a drive-through roadside zoo in Washington, keeps hundreds of wild animals, including gray wolves, bears, and tigers, in inhumane and unsafe conditions. Earlier this year, an ailing tiger named Amadeus was left on display while he was dying.
We sent notices of intent to sue both facilities for violations of state and federal law. If the animals continue to be kept in illegal conditions, the lawsuits will continue.
Protect animals like Queen Louise and Amadeus by pledging to boycott roadside zoos.