Stop Exploiting Bear Cubs for Photos

Target: Dean Oswald, Owner of Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Goal: Stop forcing bear cubs to interact with humans.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch, a roadside zoo in Michigan, has been using bear cubs for photo ops with the public and even lets people handle the cubs. Forcing these young bears to interact with humans could cause serious psychological problems in the future.

Recent video footage shows cubs exhibiting signs of stress by pacing and crying out. The cubs have also been excessively chewing on their cages which is another sign of distress. In addition, the video shows the bears living on concrete floors which can lead to severe arthritis later in life. In the wild, bear cubs spend their time exploring and playing with one another and their mother.

Sign this petition to demand Oswald’s Bear Ranch stop forcing bear cubs to interact with humans. It is cruel and unnecessary to continue putting these animals through this constant stress.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Oswald,

It has recently come to my attention that you have been allowing the public to not only take pictures with bear cubs at your facility, but also handle them. Forcing cubs to interact with strange humans is not only incredibly stressful for these animals, but can also lead to long term psychological problems.

Allegedly, these bears have been showing many signs of stress, including excessive chewing on their cages, crying out, and pacing. Considering they live in concrete cages and are constantly being surrounded by humans, it is not surprising they are so stressed out.

Please consider moving these bears to one of your more natural habitats where they will not be constantly surrounded by humans. These cubs deserve to grow and learn in a stress free environment with their mothers.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: alexsutcliffe

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7 Comments

  1. En nu ?? Waar is de Moeder van deze schattige beertjes??
    Als ze groot zijn worden ze waarschijnlijk afgeschoten.
    Omdat ze niet meer leuk en cute zijn.
    Dat zal een mooi baantje voor die zonen van Trump zijn.
    Ze hebben jou dan genoeg geld op gebracht en kunnen jullie weer nieuwe roven.
    Ik hoop dat deze beren wegehaald worden.Misschien kunnen ze dan nog bij andere beren geplaatst worden.
    En jij?? Je moest je ogen uit je kop schamen.

  2. Stop using animals for your own greedy needs! This is abuse!

  3. Dean Oswald, Owner of Oswald’s Bear Ranch, NEWBERRY, MI:
    Phone (906) 293-3433
    Fax: (906) 293-8569
    E-Mail: milnby@up.net
    Official Site: http://www.up.net/~newberry/

    Administration Contacts

    Jennifer James-Mesloh, M.P.A., Ph.D.,
    Village Manager 302 E. Mcmillan Ave manager@newberrymi.gov 293-3433

    Buck Vallad,
    Assistant Village Manager

    WHERE IS THE MAYOR/VILLAGE MANAGER OF NEWBERRY, MICHIGAN, WHERE ARE THE COPS, WHERE IS THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE OF THIS TOWN???????????????????? TAKING SELFIES WITH THE WILDLIFE. HOW ABOUT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE??????????? DO I SMELL BRIBE??????????????? WAKE UP PEOPLE. CLOSE THIS DEATH HOLE.

    YOU have as little grey matter between the ears as the dumb tourists you are encouraging to go to your bloody hole in order to fatten up your bank accounts.

    DUMB TOURISTS: ANIMALS ARE NOT ENTERTAINERS.

    TAKE YOUR STUPID SELFIES WITH YOUR FAMILY. GO RIDE A BIP BIP BIP ………….. BIKE, GO TO A MOVIE, WHATEVER AND LEAVE WILD LIVE ALONE.

    Let’s BOYCOTT this oswalds bloody death hole/zoo under – LET’S MAKE HIM GO BANKRUPT AND SAVE WILDLIFE.

    STOP FORCING bear cubs to interact with humans.
    YOU DO KNOW WHAT THE WORD “WILD” MEANS, RIGHT??????????? WILD AS IN WILDLIFE.

  4. Gigi Middlebrook Gigi Middlebrook says:

    Animals are not here on this earth for cretins entertainment. When will people stop supporting this behavior and boycott all places that use animals for money. Close them down NOW

  5. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Bear Ranch eh? So continue to breed bears to have plenty of cubs in tow for the tourists dollar. All about money and greed!
    How about using that money to build a bear sanctuary where these bears can live like bears and cage the tourists in to view them. You would then get more people through to educate them and the bears will be stress free… a win win situation.

  6. Alison Scott says:

    Hope the filthy retard that did this dies in agony

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