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After PETA Complaints, USDA Seeks Fines, Suspension of License, and Cease-and-Desist Order for Notorious Exhibitor
N.C. -- After multiple complaints from PETA regarding the cruel and negligent
treatment of bears kept in barren concrete pits at Chief Saunooke Bear Park
(CSBP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has charged CSBP with 14
violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) for failing to provide
the bears with adequate housing, food, and veterinary care, among other
abuses. In its complaint, available
here, the USDA seeks revocation or suspension of CSBP's license, civil
penalties, and a cease-and-desist order. PETA had also provided the USDA with a
report from ursine experts who visited the pits and observed the condition
and living conditions of the bears.
USDA has confirmed that Chief Saunooke deprives the bears in its concrete pits
of even their most basic needs, all the way down to proper food and
shelter," says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement
Delcianna Winders. "This cruel outfit should be
stripped of its license, and the bears should be allowed to be bears
Bears at CSBP and other roadside zoos in Cherokee pace
neurotically in concrete pits or tiny pens, where they have no opportunity to
climb, forage, den, or express other natural behavior. In April 2010, PETA
submitted a report prepared by four bear experts who had visited CSBP,
documenting dozens of apparent violations of the AWA, several of which are
cited in the USDA's complaint, including:
For more information,
please visit PETA.org.
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