Jette lives a miserable lonely life
  • Petitioned Dieter Tischmeyer mayor of Calbe Germany

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Mayor of Calbe, Germany
Dieter Tischmeyer mayor of Calbe Germany
Dieter Tischmeyer

Jette lives a miserable lonely life

    1. carol smith
    2. Petition by

      carol smith

      birmingham, United Kingdom

Please be the voice for this bear Jette who for decades has lived in a 205m2 pit with no enrichment and minimal care in the Zoo in Calbe, Germany.

My name is Carol Smith and I live in Birmingham England. For the last two years I have been trying to fight for rescuing bears who often live a horrible life in zoos and circuses. I love bears and I feel especially sorry for the German bear Jette, who lives in this horrible small enclosure.

Jette has no visual contact with any other animals and only has a change of view when he looks up. The zoo is not secured or closed of an evening and it has been told that people enter the zoo at night time and pelt Jette and the other animals with rocks and sticks. This is no existence for any animal let alone an aging bear. Please sign and lets help to change Jette's life for the better.

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    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Statement from the Mayor of Calbe re jette

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      .Post from Calbe on 26.10.2012

      Updated on Saturday

      Gentlemen reference to your email dated 10/24/2012 I thank you once again for our common and constructive discussion on 10/22/12 here in Calbe. We have advised the same on Tuesday 23.10.12 with our keeper and responsible employees of our operating instructions and measure your building yard proposals for Jette and performed a conversion to prepare the winter den. It was made a wooden floor mount and wall-mounted corner thick wooden boards. A sleeping mat made ​​of straw and dry leaves was also prepared and placed in the sleeping. An improved ability to climb winter cave was built according to your instructions. I think this is the first prerequisites for a hopefully peaceful hibernation for Jette added. Over the winter months we will prepare recommendations for action based on your preparations for the further development of the old enclosure and also bears the Bolle and rapidly implement gehaltene

    3. Jette gets a new bed :)

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      The Mayor of Calbe has kept his word and this is Jette's new bed with lots of straw.

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.424313480962376.99966.249828248410901&type=1&notif_t=photo_album_comment

    4. Reached 7,500 signatures
    5. The Mayor of Calbe on tv promises new enclosure for Jette

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      This was a broadcast today from the Mayor of Calbe promising that Jette's enclosure will be improved. Thank you everyone. If you watch the video you will see my name and Jens Waldinger on the face book page for Jette and the Mayor scrolling through the thousands of emails from our petitions. Thank you each and everyone of you, You have made a difference in how this bear will live out the rest of her life. Please click on the link I know its in German but you will get what its about http://www.mdr.de/sachsen-anhalt-heute/video85070.html

    6. Four Paws to have meeting with Mayor of Calbe

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer

      Share your latest development Hi Carol,

      Thanks for your email.

      I’ve spoken to our bear department who are based in Germany, and it seems that we are aware of the case but strongly recommend not to remove the bear from her keeping. She is about 40 years old, and is too old to be transported. It is most likely that she would not survive any radical changes to her environment, so we are improving her keeping conditions on site. We are involved and will participate in the meeting. The mayor already assured that the enclosure after the bear’s death will not be used for further bear keeping, so our demands are fully met.

      I hope this information helps.

      Cassie
      her

    7. Reached 7,000 signatures
    8. Reached 6,000 signatures
    9. This is an update today from a local newspaper in Calbe re Jette

      carol smith
      Petition Organizer
      Proteststurm im Internet fegt über Calbe: Tierschützer fordern Umsiedlung von Jette | Volksstimme.de - Nachrichten aus Sachsen-Anhalt - Schönebeck Salzlandkreis: Lokale Nachrichten, Meldungen

      Die Emotionen kochen über: Im Internet fordern Tierschützer die Stadtverwaltung auf, Braunbärin Jette in ein größeres Gehege umzusetzen. Mehr als 4000 E-Mails und Faxe flatterten bis jetzt in Calbes Stadtverwaltung. Calbe l Die Welle der Empörung im größten sozialen Internet-Netzwerk Facebook reißt nicht ab.

    10. Reached 5,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Ann Snow MIDLAND, TX
      • 10 months ago

      Every animal deserves respect. We do not have the right to imprison them in small enclosures for our enjoyment. And then to be tortured? This is wrong.

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      • 10 months ago

      THIS IS BEYOND HORRIBLE!!

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    • Alison Lamont RUGBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Disgraceful. Calbe should be ashamed

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    • Charilynn Cone ZION, IL
      • 10 months ago

      Bears should at least be with another bear. This is sad, all alone and can only look up into the sky. And now I see the zoo is open 24/7 and kids pelt this already depressed bear, you should be ashamed of how you care for one of God's creatures!

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    • victoria locke CLIO, MI
      • 10 months ago

      there is no reason for an animal , one of GOD"s creatures to be treated like this

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