Posted January 30, 2013 by Whitney Calk
After PETA filed multiple complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding horrific violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the USDA charged the notoriously cruel Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP) with more than a dozen violations—including failure to supply food for its public feedings that met the bears’ nutritional needs (they allowed visitors to feed them cat food and Lucky Charms cereal—WTF?!), failure to provide bears with adequate veterinary care, and forcing bears to eat from filthy, unsanitary food containers.
The park has now agreed to pay a fine and, most importantly, surrender its license.
The license will remain suspended until the dismal facility is able to prove that it’s following all AWA regulations—if it ever can. A recent PETA undercover investigation at CSBP revealed that staff members were deliberately depriving bears of food and that animals are so stressed from being constantly confined to small, concrete pits that they pace repeatedly and gnaw at the metal cage bars.
While fines and a suspended license for the bear pit are a step in the right direction, these bears need more.
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