Bears Rescued From Three Bears General Store

December 2014

Thanks once again to the generosity of friend to animals Sam Simon, PETA has rescued two Himalayan black bears who were illegally imported into Tennessee by the owner of the Three Bears General Store—a notorious tourist trap in Pigeon Forge that confines bears to a concrete pit. The bears are now living at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.

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