July 1, 2015
After learning that the owner of four bears was planning to give them away, PETA stepped in and arranged for them to be transferred to a sanctuary. These bears had not left their tiny, decrepit cages since at least 1995, when the roadside zoo where they were being held captive closed its doors to the public. PETA secured a bear expert to assess their health and determine whether they were able to travel. The expert gave the OK, but because of their advanced ages and for safety’s sake, PETA secured two veterinarians to accompany them on their journey to their new home at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.