Boudreaux the Bear Finally Outdoors

May 2014

When PETA learned that a black bear named Boudreaux was being held in a tiny, dark indoor cage without access to the outdoors for nearly four years at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, we immediately filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The documents that we requested from the agency’s subsequent inspection revealed that Boudreaux had been denied sunshine and fresh air for a “prolonged period of time.” Prompted by our complaint as well as another one that we sent to state authorities, Boudreaux was transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind