PETA Names Local Amusement Park a Top Animal-Friendly Attraction

PETA Names Local Amusement Park a Top Animal-Friendly Attraction

Isle of Wight – After scouring the UK for fun-filled attractions without exploitative animal exhibits, PETA has given local venue Blackgang Chine a top 10 spot on its list of the best animal-free amusement parks. These parks offer a spectacular day out for the whole family while leaving animals in peace.

PETA selected the parks based on the quality of their attractions – which include hair-raising rollercoasters, speedy go-karts, arcades, and more – as well as their abstention from cruel captive animal displays and the availability of vegan fare. No animals are exploited for entertainment at Blackgang Chine. Instead, puppeteers charm the crowds by playing a range of characters, including baby dinosaurs, fairies, and dodos. Vegan options are on offer at the Chine Café.

“Watching a long-suffering animal shuffle around a shabby pen is no way to spend an afternoon,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Blackgang Chine has won PETA over by providing all the high-tech animal-friendly thrills that modern families want.”

PETA notes that petting zoos and other displays subject animals to the stress of transport, unfamiliar environments, irregular feeding and watering, mishandling, and crowds of strangers. Furthermore, experts indicate that petting zoos are also hotbeds of serious pathogens, such as E coliand they have been linked to outbreaks of diseases, with the elderly and young children most at risk. PETA urges everyone to ditch parks and attractions that keep animals for displays, performances, petting, rides, encounters, or any other entertainment purposes.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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