Misty Upham’s Warm Heart

Published by PETA.

In a candid and heartfelt interview with PETA, actor Misty Upham—whose mesmerizing performance in Frozen River garnered rave reviews—expresses her dismay over a wide range of animal issues, including the treatment of captive bears who are displayed in pits and cages as tourist attractions in Cherokee, North Carolina:  

Upham grew up on a Black Foot Indian reservation in Montana, and she’s passionate about bringing animal issues to Native American communities. In the interview, she also speaks out about puppy mills and the importance of adopting from animal shelters as well as the cruelty of carting animals around in traveling shows

Please join Misty in asking Cherokee and federal officials to close the bear pits for good.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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