PETA Wants Neverland Ranch to Be Refuge for Rescued Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has challenged the owners of Neverland Ranch—once the exclusive domain of reclusive pop star Michael Jackson—to make the Santa Ynez property a high-profile refuge for animals in need of rescue rather than recreate it as a menagerie for exotic animals bought for show. PETA sent a public letter to Jackson’s kids, Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, after hearing they were thinking about converting the 2,800 estate into a community park and center for animals. PETA suggested that the Jackson heirs consider making it a “wildlife sanctuary,” rather than a zoo “where people are invited to gawk at imprisoned animals in the name of profit.”

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