Baby Bear in Solitary Confinement

Bailey was born at the Cherokee Bear Zoo, a notoriously cruel facility in North Carolina. When she was just a baby, she was torn away from her mother and put in a small cage, where she paced back and forth out of intense stress. In the wild, bear cubs stay with their mothers for two years. But now, Bailey has disappeared—likely sold or given away like so many bear cubs before her. She’ll never see her mother again.

Find out what you can do to help the bears still imprisoned at the Cherokee Bear Zoo.

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