Urge USDA to take action and save Ben the bear!
  • Petitioned United States Department of Agriculture and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, USDA

This petition was delivered to:

United States Department of Agriculture and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, USDA

Urge USDA to take action and save Ben the bear!

    1. Virginia Fitt
    2. Petition by

      Virginia Fitt

      Laguna Beach, CA

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and two residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina, appalled at the living conditions that they've witnessed for Ben and other animals at Jambbas Ranch have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture challenging its decision to renew Jambbas' federal Animal Welfare Act license.

The USDA has for years repeatedly cited Jambbas for AWA violations, including unsanitary conditions, hazardous enclosures, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, and failure to supply sufficient quantities of food and potable water. Yet the agency has continued to renew Jambbas' license, despite the fact that the AWA clearly prohibits the licensing of a facility that is not in compliance with the Act.

Numerous bear experts have already submitted statements to the USDA in opposition to renewing Jambbas' license. After spending several hours observing Ben, bear expert Else Poulsen noted that Ben "is suffering greatly and intervention is critical at this time." Other animals being exhibited at Jambbas, including goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, sheep, bison, elk, deer, dogs, and others, are kept in inhumane conditions and have been documented suffering from untreated veterinary ailments and engaging in abnormal behaviors indicative of psychological anguish.

Sign ALDF's petition to the USDA, urging them not to renew the Animal Welfare Act license of Jambbas Ranch.

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      • about 2 years ago

      No animal should be forced to the abuse that men impose on them, they should live their lives the way nature intended them to.

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    • MARTHA LIBIA PEÑA HERRERA BOGOTá, COLOMBIA
      • about 2 years ago

      LOS ANIMALES NO MERECEN ESTA CLASE DE TRATAMIENTO, SI SE TIENEN EN UN SANTUARIO, SE LES DEBE PROPORCIONAR TODOS LOS CUIDADOS NECESARIOS PARA QUE SEA UN ANIMAL NO FELIZ PERO SI COMODO, PORQUE NINGUN SER VIVO PUEDE SER FELIZ SINO ESTA EN SU HABITAT NATURAL. POR FAVOR AYUDEN A BEN Y A LOS OTROS ANIMALES, A TENER UNA VIDA MAS TRANQUILA.

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    • Denise Jaillet WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's a SIN to keep these precious animals in the conditions that are stated.

      If you are not able to provide Ben and the other beautiful animals with their most basic needs, then the Jambass Ranch needs to close up and transfer them to other caring sanctuaries who will happily provide them that.

      To the USDA, I implore you to finally, once and for all, do the right thing and shut this neglectful "Jambbas Ranch" down.

      Thank you!

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    • hagit sternfeld TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
      • over 2 years ago

      poor sad bear...what a terrible life...he deserves a chance for a better life...

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    • Rodney Peasley REDRUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      All creatures have a right to live in conditions conducive to happiness and well being. This is against all morality and humanity!

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