PETA volunteers “rescued” chinchillas from Adams' chinchilla ranch where she sold them as pets.
The following is portion of an article from The Coast News:
by Aaron Burgin
REGION — The silver-haired woman tightly clutched the charcoal-colored chinchilla as it furrowed into her blouse.
At one time, Lurlie Adams owned more than 1,000 of the animals, and sold them to people as pets.
Now, “Loverboy,” was all that the 91-year-old woman had left, after hundreds of volunteers from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the San Diego Humane Society hauled off the animals from her Adams Valley View Chinchilla Ranch in Vista in August.
PETA officials said the animals were rescued from cruel conditions at Adams’ ranch, where they said chinchillas who weren’t sold as pets were electrocuted, skinned and pelts sold.
This week, Adams announced she was fighting back, filing a $2 million defamation lawsuit against PETA and “Simpsons’” co-creator Sam Simon, who was involved with the so-called rescue effort.
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Source: The Coast News
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