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Close the Inhumane Bear Pits of NC ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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Cher Away
- 76 days ago - change.org
In the Qualla Boundary area of western North Carolina are three roadside zoos; Cherokee Bear Zoo, Chief Saunooke Bear Park, and Santa's Land, that keep bears in unnecessarily cruel and inhumane conditions.



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:00 am


Thnx Danuta!!!!

 

AniMae Chi (391)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:02 am
Signed
with 449 supporters
551 NEEDED
 

Kaileen Reynolds (52)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:03 am
Done. Thanks.
 

Ljiljana Milic (96)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:06 am
Signed > with 449 supporters
551 NEEDED
& Thank you Cher
 

Ondine J. (130)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:07 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:27 am

Thanks Danuta and Cher --- You signed Cherokee Reservation in NC: Close the inhumane bear pits of NC.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:32 am
Thanks Cher and Danuta. Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:46 am
signed & noted
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 5:46 am
S&N
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:16 am
S+S-thx Cher
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:29 am
signed
 

Ed V. (164)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:52 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:53 am
S
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:32 am
Signed
 

Sara P. (54)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:59 am
Already done, actually 540 needed. Thanks Cher.
 

Michela m. (3812)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:04 am
S&N
 

Michela m. (3812)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:07 am
AS USUAL..........
CREATURES MAINTAINED ALIVE IN UNBEARABLE CONDITIONS

JUST TO BE EXPLOITED BY MAN'S GREED for MONEY,
USED AS A TOOL TO GET INCOME & THAT'S ALL!!!
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:09 am
You signed Cherokee Reservation in NC: Close the inhumane bear pits of NC
Thank you Cher and Danuta!
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:23 am
Release the bears, throw their insidious scumbag keepers in the pits instead.
 

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:24 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Ted W. (146)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:45 am
Noted!\ signed\ shared ultra-liberally! Thank you Cher! :)
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:10 am
Noted
 

Mary T. (279)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:11 am
Signed with 465 supporters 535 NEEDED - thank you Cher & Danuta
 

Maggy G. (39)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:12 am
signed / noted. TY.
 

Cyrille D. (113)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:23 am
Noted & Signed ! Thanks, Cher !
 

aj E. (163)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:28 am
s&n
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:35 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx
 

Ashley heffner (451)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:36 am
Signed.
 

Debbie W. (112)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:36 am
Signed/Shared
 

Carol J. (15)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:38 am
Noted & signed.
 

Ana MESNER (174)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:40 am
Signed
 

Sabine H. (207)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 9:44 am
Noted & signed.
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:21 am
Signed

with 469 supporters
 

Glen Venezio (29)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:25 am
signed
 

Anna Undebeck (203)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:50 am
Signed, Noted& Shared. Ty
 

Christina C. (39)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:18 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Cherokee Reservation in NC: Close the inhumane bear pits of NC"
 

Heidi Walderra (117)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:19 am
noted,signed,shared
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:25 am
done ty
 

Kamia T. (66)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 12:06 pm
Noted and signed. My dad was part Cherokee, and he'd be truly embarrassed at these still existing if he were still alive.
 

Shelli S. (317)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 12:39 pm
Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is knowingly causing continued cruelty towards these bears & has no intention of easing their suffering-total dirtbag..concrete pits should be banned!
Thanks Cher
 

Kathnomail R. (203)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 12:40 pm
Signed and noted. This is so sad for the bears.
 

Kay M. (354)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 2:07 pm
done.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:03 pm
signed #478
 

Sylvie A. (130)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:15 pm
S&S, merci.
 

KAREN G. (228)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:20 pm
Signed & Noted
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:31 pm
Where are the LAWS that protect these poor animals, the very laws that should shut these hell-holes down once and for all. This is the 21st Century for goodness sake, not the Middle Ages.
 

Ilona V. (0)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:40 pm
Thanks. Noted, already signed.

478 supporters - 522 NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Connie O. (39)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:47 pm
S + N
I thought the bears had been rescued and sent to a sanctuary, at least from one of these pits.
 

Miia Suuronen (13)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:10 pm
Signed.
 

Patricia Raven (445)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:26 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Cher.
 

SJ J. (116)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:38 pm
done, thanks
 

Julie P. (55)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:01 pm
Thank you Cher. Signed.
 

Walter Firrth (61)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:11 pm
Signed Cher.
 

Holly Schaeffer (35)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:17 pm
Signed
 

Allen O. (171)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:47 pm
Thanks Cher -signed and noted
 

Nyack Clancy (427)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:41 pm
Signed
with 486 supporters
514 NEEDED
 

Patricia E. G. (78)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:07 pm
Noted
I have signed.
Thank you Cher
 

Krista Slavin (160)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:33 pm
Noted and signed
 

Gysele van Santen (210)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:48 pm
signed, thnx.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 10:19 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Cher.
Bear Pits must be banned, this is cruelty to the bears!
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (38)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:06 pm
Signed. Thanks.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:12 pm
noted and signed
 

Fran away F. (110)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 11:58 pm
Signed
with 493 supporters
507 NEEDED ~ Thank you, Danuta and Cher!
 

Inge Bjorkman (127)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 12:08 am
Signed.

Love
 

Sherri G. (111)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 12:54 am
Who is the real animal here not the bear. Signed and noted TY Cher
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:05 am
Signed with 495 supporters
505 NEEDED
noted...
Thank you.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:13 am
S+N
 

Leslene Dunn (70)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:16 am
Signed and noted.
 

Emma S. (221)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:47 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Maria S. (102)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 3:24 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Cherokee Reservation in NC: Close the inhumane bear pits of NC"
Thanks Cher!
Signed
with 498 supporters
502 NEEDED
 

Ken O. (56)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 3:47 am
Signed. I can't imagine the suffering of these poor bears. I always thought American Indians respected and revered all animal life and held bears in particularly high spiritual regard. I am amazed that Cherokee's could do this to the bears. The Grandfather of all things is pissed. Watch your back Cherokee's.
 

Alison A. (228)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:28 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Kerstin Strobl (330)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:32 am
Signed
 

Tanya W. (41)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:57 am
Noted and signed.
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:07 am
Signed. Thank you.
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:15 am
Noted and aldready signed. Thank you Cher.
 

MaicaSUMMERVACA B. (93)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:59 am
done, only 512 signs
 

Rehana VN (0)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 8:46 am
signed & shared
 

Marija Mohoric (49)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 9:19 am
tks for taking action
 

Veerle V. (41)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 9:23 am
Signed and shared, thank you.
 

Yvonne Mallard (5)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 10:16 am
signed tweeted - will work on getting this out - I have lots of animal warriors on twitter
 

Aaron Bouchard (125)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 10:43 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Maria Spizzirri (129)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:13 pm
DONE
 

Alexandria Genovia (45)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:06 pm
Signed
with 529 supporters
470 NEEDED
+ shared.
 

Jo S. (479)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:25 pm
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Cher.
 

Azaima A. (218)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:40 pm
sick
 

Azaima A. (218)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 5:41 pm
sick
 

Janis K. (90)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 11:19 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher. # 538
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 11:20 pm
TY!!! Sad...
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday May 9, 2014, 12:20 am
noted and signed
 

Arild Warud (159)
Friday May 9, 2014, 5:01 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Howard Crosse (15)
Friday May 9, 2014, 6:43 am
Such dreadful cruelty has no place in any civilized society.
 

Chaz Berlusconi (72)
Friday May 9, 2014, 6:58 am
done
 

Dawn Mason (103)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:21 am
Done!
 

Ruth L. (289)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:32 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher and Danuta
 

Jinny L. (61)
Friday May 9, 2014, 10:25 am
Action completed......it is absolutely disturbing.....these beautiful creatures were not created on earth to be abused, live in inhumane conditions, and suffer for the rest of their lives just to appease self-serving humans and their thirst for money......There are compassionate and honest ways to make a buck! These individuals deserve to suffer for eternity in a dark, bottomless pit. Thanks Cher.
 

Michael A. (27)
Friday May 9, 2014, 11:29 am
S&N
 

Ana Lopes (74)
Friday May 9, 2014, 2:45 pm
signed
 

lori c. (29)
Friday May 9, 2014, 2:55 pm
Signed #546
 

Laura Menighetti (19)
Friday May 9, 2014, 3:01 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you so much!!!!
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday May 9, 2014, 4:19 pm
Noted, Signed with 549 supporters, and Commented !!! Thanks Cher !!

Like some others, I was shocked to read that this was being done by members of the Cherokee Nation ...... They bring SHAME to their ancestors !!!!
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:54 pm
Noted and signed with the following comment:

These cruel and abusive facilities need to be shut down immediately and their long-suffering victims transferred to accredited sanctuaries. Where are those responsible for enforcing anti-cruelty laws? Are you waiting for the bears to die so that you can come in and act posthumously? Too little, too late. Help these poor bears now. If the legislation is inadequate to allow action in cases as blatantly cruel and abusive as this, work to get more effective legislation. Doing nothing makes you complicit in this intolerable animal cruelty.
 

randy lee (11)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:45 am
These people in Cherokee make their own laws since they are on a reservation. I have seen these awful pits and they are really bad. The bears look so sad and they dont move around very much because there is nowhere to go. The ones i saw had buckets of water that had been overturned and there was no food in the pit. Also in Cherokee an surrounding areas, there are little roadside stores that have these poor bears tied up ouside on a very short chain. Some of them are in cages so small that they cant turn around in them. Kids can go up to the cages and poke them with sticks to see what the bears reaction will be. It is horrible!! What i dont understand is that the Cherokee were known to respect animals. Respect has been thrown out and replaced with money. Signed and noted.
 

Betty K. (283)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:29 am
This is shameful and cruel treatment of bears. It needs to stop!
 

Jane H. (127)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:25 pm
done
 

Shaheen N. (63)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 4:50 am
Noted & signed
 

federico bortoletto (32)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 6:09 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 
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