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Else Poulsen Will Call On Commissioners to Apply Cumberland County Law to Jambbas Ranch
For Immediate Release:April 18, 2011
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
N.C. — In response to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners' attempt to
exempt Jambbas Ranch Tours from laws prohibiting the keeping of bears and other
exotic animals—thus permitting the facility to keep a lone bear named Ben
constantly confined to a tiny pen made of concrete and chain-link fencing—Canadian
bear expert Else Poulsen has flown to Fayetteville to join PETA and
community members in calling on the commissioners to uphold the law and protect
Ben from further suffering. Poulsen will address the commissioners at their
Monday, April 18, 6:45 p.m.
Cumberland County Courthouse, Rm. 118, 117 Dick St., Fayetteville
"Instead of enforcing
the law, Cumberland County commissioners have bowed to a criminal defendant's
request for special treatment," says PETA Vice President Daphna
Nachminovitch. "Ben should be moved to a sanctuary where he'll receive the
care that he needs—not be left to languish in a barren cage because authorities
changed the laws to suit the lawbreakers."
Poulsen has more than 25 years
of experience caring for bears in zoos and sanctuaries and has authored more
than 40 publications on bear behavior. After visiting Ben on Sunday, she
determined that Ben "exhibited serious stress responses, such as
relentless pacing and head swinging, likely brought on by living on a barren
concrete slab that measures approximately 12 feet by 22 feet." Noting that
Ben had only a ball to manipulate, Poulsen observed, "Ben suffers from
serious sensory deprivation." In addition, his incessant pacing on concrete
puts him at risk for osteoarthritis, footpad lesions, cracked footpads, and
January, charges were filed against Jambbas owner James Bass for violating a
county ordinance prohibiting the keeping of exotic animals, but Bass' appeal to
the county commissioners resulted in the law being changed without public
notice or discussion. County residents and PETA are calling on
commissioners to repeal the amendment and afford an opportunity for public
comment. They are also asking that Ben—along with a raccoon, a fox, and an
alligator at the facility—be sent to reputable sanctuaries that PETA has lined
For more information, please
visit PETA.org or click here to view video footage of Ben.
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