Help Maxi and Schnute get relocated to a sanctuary
  • Petitioned Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit

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Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit
Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office
Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office
Dr Christian Hanke

Help Maxi and Schnute get relocated to a sanctuary

    1. carol smith
    2. Petition by

      carol smith

      birmingham, United Kingdom

Following the success of my last petition "Jette lives a miserable life" let's now do the same and be the voice for these two bears, Maxi & Schnute, who live in a terrible, tiny enclosure in Berlin.

For the last two years I have been fighting to rescue bears who often live a horrible life in zoos and circuses. I love bears and I feel especially sorry for Maxi & Schnute.

Maxi is 26 and Schnute in 31 years old. They have been a public attraction at Kollnischen Park, Berlin for many years. The bear pit is far from their natural habitats and at just 480 square metres, the space is not much bigger than a raised flower bed. As you can see from the photo, these are unacceptable conditions for two grown bears to be in.

Berlin ASPCA and welfare officers have been in favour of rehoming the bears for a long time now but international pressure is needed so that these two bears can be relocated to a sanctuary. Please be the voice for Maxi and Schnute and help them to live out the rest of their lives as bears should.

Watch a video of Maxi & Schnute taken in October 2012: http://deutschlandsagtnein.com/?p=4075

To:
Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit
Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office
Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office
Dr Christian Hanke
Dear Mayor Wowereit,

Please consinder letting Maxi and Schnute to be resettled to a Sanctuary. The enclosure they live in at the moment is far too small.
They also do not need to be used as a tourist attraction.
These two beautiful bears need to live out the rest of their lives being bears.

Regards,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 17,500 signatures
    2. The fight for Maxi and Schnute still goes on

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/131032593724342/
      Please join this events group hosted by myself and my partners in Germany who are also petitioning to get the bears relocated. They post pictures and videos of the bears. Lets get some more international supporters on this fb page.. Happy New Year everyone and thank you again for all your support.

    3. Reached 15,000 signatures
    4. Maxi and Schnute update re Muritz Bear park want to take these bears

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.vier-pfoten.de/website/output.php?id=1052&idcontent=5273&language=1

      Please see this update it is in German but please use bing or google translate. There is an email address or fax number for Vier Pftoen let them know your support to for the bears.. Thank you all again for caring

    5. Reached 12,500 signatures
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    • Nestor Berazategui MAIPú, ARGENTINA
      • 8 months ago

      amo los animales y les ruego los ayuden !! gracias

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    • trish ohiggins BEDFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      have pity on these poor creatures

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    • Fruma Morris WASILLA, AK
      • 9 months ago

      Following the success of my last petition "Jette lives a miserable life" let's now do the same and be the voice for these two bears, Maxi & Schnute, who live in a terrible, tiny enclosure in Berlin.

      For the last two years I have been fighting to rescue bears who often live a horrible life in zoos and circuses. I love bears and I feel especially sorry for Maxi & Schnute.

      Maxi is 26 and Schnute in 31 years old. They have been a public attraction at Kollnischen Park, Berlin for many years. The bear pit is far from their natural habitats and at just 480 square metres, the space is not much bigger than a raised flower bed. As you can see from the photo, these are unacceptable conditions for two grown bears to be in.

      Berlin ASPCA and welfare officers have been in favour of rehoming the bears for a long time now but international pressure is needed so that these two bears can be relocated to a sanctuary. Please be the voice for Maxi and Schnute and help them to live out the rest of their lives as bears should.

      Watch a video of Maxi & Schnute taken in October 2012: http://deutschlandsagtnein.com/?p=4075

      To:

      Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit

      Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office

      Berlin Mitte Local Council Press Office

      Dr Christian Hanke

      Dear Mayor Wowereit,

      Please consinder letting Maxi and Schnute to be resettled to a Sanctuary. The enclosure they live in at the moment is far too small.

      They also do not need to be used as a tourist attraction.

      These two beautiful bears need to live out the rest of their lives being bears.

      Regards,

      Sincerely,

      FRUMA MORRIS

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    • Ingi Schuite ZUPHEN, NETHERLANDS
      • 9 months ago

      to its habitat !!

      NOW please !

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    • Sophie Black STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      I love animals

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