Please sign and share this petition to save bears from a so-called 'zoo,' where they are forced to live in concrete pits! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/390/916/532/save-bears-from-cruel-confinement/
you took action on September 5, 2013
Signed! Thank you, Araby.
Thanks you guys!
Hi Araby, signed petition. This highlights the problem we and the animals face all over the world, there are laws and Acts already in place but people are reluctant or just cannot be bothered to enforce them and it is always left to people like us to try and achieve what should have happened weeks or months ago. In the meantime these animals are suffering unnecessarily. It just goes to show the uphill struggle we have but we will win in the end.
Yes, Andrew. Thank you.
Thanks but the petition is now closed. It says that 11 bears were removed and sent to a sanctuary.
Great news: Relief has come for six American black bears, three grizzlies and two Asian black bears who have spent years in misery at the Chief Saunooke Bear Park, a roadside zoo near Cherokee, North Carolina—until now. The bears have been moved to a comfortable, safe environment where they can now walk through tall grass, dig in the dirt, climb trees, take a dip in a pond, and just live as bears were meant to.
In 2012, a PETA investigator documented appallingly inhumane conditions at the zoo. The bears lived in concrete pits and were so stressed by their constant confinement that they continually turned in tight circles, paced endlessly, and broke their own teeth gnawing on the metal cage bars. Shortly after PETA's investigation broke, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended the zoo's exhibitor's license and slapped it with a $20,000 fine. Chief Saunooke Bear Park is now closed for good.
This is a very happy ending for the bears at Chief Saunooke, but the fight is not over. Bears are still suffering in Cherokee. Please join us in asking the owner of the Cherokee Bear Zoo to retire the bears to a sanctuary.
The Petition is closed but I did send a letter, hope it helps.