Jambbas Ranch Tours—a substandard roadside zoo in Fayetteville, North Carolina—has been cited numerous times by state and federal authorities for failing to comply with legal standards for humane care, adequate shelter, and sanitary conditions. The wild animals held captive at Jambbas—including a bear, a raccoon, a fox, and an alligator—are kept in tiny enclosures and are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. The bear, raccoon, and fox show their stress, boredom, and frustration by pacing—a sign that they are going mad because of their conditions.


Please e-mail Daron Barnes ([email protected]) and Gordon Myers ([email protected]) of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and politely request that the agency not reissue James Bass’ wildlife-captivity license and endangered-species permit. Ask officials to instead allow the bear, fox, raccoon, and alligator held captive at Jambbas Ranch Tours to be placed with reputable facilities that are equipped to provide them with the suitable care and environment that they need and deserve. PETA has offered to relocate these animals to sanctuaries at no cost to the state or to Jambbas.

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