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Urge Three Bears General Store Owner to Send Bears to Sanctuary

Thanks to Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, PETA, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, two Himalayan black bears who had been confined to a tiny cage in a residential backyard by Three Bears General Store Owner Bill DeLozier in Sevierville, Tennessee, have been released into their new homes at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. But there are five more bears still being held captive in a virtually barren concrete pit at DeLozier's general store, and they need our help. Help us send these bears to a sanctuary, too!

all 4 bears in pit

After DeLozier, struck a plea deal with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency over his illegal importation of the two Himalayan black bears, the bears were transported to a sanctuary and are now getting acquainted with their new home, where they will spend the rest of their lives foraging, digging, and roaming their vast, naturalistic habitat. The two rescued bears, whom DeLozier said he intended to breed, will now spend the remainder of their days walking on soft terrain and engaging in natural bear behavior, but five other bears are still suffering in deplorable conditions in a pit at DeLozier's store. Three Bears has a lengthy history of animal welfare violations, including allowing moldy excrement to accumulate in the bears' enclosures, failing to provide adequate veterinary care, and failing to provide clean drinking water.

two bears

Join us in urging Mr. DeLozier to end the exploitation and to send the bears who are suffering at Three Bears General Store to a sanctuary, where they will get the space and quality care they deserve.

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