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Small Group Of Protesters Gathers At Heritage Center For Baby Animal Days

A handful of demonstrators were on scene at the American West Heritage Center on Thursday to protest Baby Animal Days and Yellowstone Bear World after the event garnered attention from the Utah Animal Rights Coalition and PETA.

Heritage Center management seemed to give a sigh of relief when the protests, and the event, went off without a hitch after receiving three weeks’ worth of email correspondence — nearly 60,000 emails by PETA’s count — from all over the United States.


“At first, it was a little bit unnerving for our staff,” said Mic Bowen, the executive director of the Heritage Center, explaining many of the staff members are volunteers, “but after a while we realized … it’s OK, this is just kind of the nature of these kinds of campaigns.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.