Saturday, December 26, 2015

Get Rid Of Roadside Zoo's

Chico was a 31-year-old chimpanzee who had never even seen another chimpanzee since the day he was taken from his mother as an infant. He was confined to the deplorable Waccatee Zoo, a roadside zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, until he died on November 3.
It's too late for Chico, but not for Louie, Tootie, and Joe. Please help them.

This is Louie—a young, energetic chimpanzee confined alone to the DeYoung Family Zoo in Wallace, Michigan.
This is Tootie—a chimpanzee in his late 20s confined alone to Stump Hill Farm in Massillon, Ohio. Tootie should be screened for heart disease and treated accordingly at a sanctuary.
And this is Joe—a chimpanzee who has spent the last 16 years in a small, barren cage by himself at The Mobile Zoo in Wilmer, Alabama, where guests have thrown peanuts at him, causing him to lash out in response.
Joe the Chimpanzee
Thank you for taking action for Louie, Tootie, and Joe.
Urge Three Bears General Store Owner to Send Bears to SanctuaryThanks to Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, PETA, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, two Himalayan black bears who had been confined to a tiny cage in a residential backyard by Three Bears General Store Owner Bill DeLozier in Sevierville, Tennessee, have been released into their new homes at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. But there are five more bears still being held captive in a virtually barren concrete pit at DeLozier's general store, and they need our help. Help us send these bears to a sanctuary, too!
all 4 bears in pit
After DeLozier, struck a plea deal with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency over his illegal importation of the two Himalayan black bears, the bears were transported to a sanctuary and are now getting acquainted with their new home, where they will spend the rest of their lives foraging, digging, and roaming their vast, naturalistic habitat. The two rescued bears, whom DeLozier said he intended to breed, will now spend the remainder of their days walking on soft terrain and engaging in natural bear behavior, but five other bears are still suffering in deplorable conditions in a pit at DeLozier's store. Three Bears has a lengthy history of animal welfare violations, including allowing moldy excrement to accumulate in the bears' enclosures, failing to provide adequate veterinary care, and failing to provide clean drinking water.
two bears
Join us in urging Mr. DeLozier to end the exploitation and to send the bears who are suffering at Three Bears General Store to a sanctuary, where they will get the space and quality care they deserve.