Target: Joe Dooling, Chairman of Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds
Goal: Cancel plans with The Great Bear Show.
The Great Bear Show is a traveling “educational” show, however it is notorious for its alleged abuse and neglect toward its bears. Unfortunately, Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds is planning on hosting this show despite its reputation.
The show is run by Bob Steele, who has been cited by the USDA multiple times. He has been cited for denying veterinary care and for mishandling the bears, which put animals and people in danger. In addition, the show travels with an arthritic bear who is often kept in concrete enclosures. Concrete often makes arthritic pain even worse.
Sign this petition and demand Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds cancel its plans with this cruel company. Bears belong in the wild, not in cages and loud arenas.
Dear Mr. Dooling,
Your fairgrounds currently has plans to host The Great Bear Show. Although the show claims to be educational, The Great Bear Show is known for its alleged abuse and exploitation of bears.
The show is run by Bob Steele, who has been cited multiple times by the USDA for not providing veterinary care when the animals needed it most and for mishandling the bears. The mishandling of the bears not only put animals in danger, but also people. In addition, the show travels with an arthritic bear who is often kept in concrete enclosures, which only makes his pain worse.
Please consider canceling your plans with The Great Bear Show. It is clear this company lacks respect and responsibility. These animals belong in the wild, surrounded by friends and sunshine, not in loud, crowded arenas for a few moments of human entertainment.
[Your Name Here]
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