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Lawsuit Against Jambbas Ranch Means New Life for Bear Who Had Languished for Years on Cement in Chain-Link Kennel
For Immediate Release:August 27, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Fayetteville, N.C. -- Cumberland County District Court Judge Kimbrell Tucker, in a lawsuit brought by
concerned North Carolina citizens represented by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense
Fund (ALDF), and local counsel, has signed a permanent injunction that allows a
bear named Ben—who had been confined to a barren concrete cage at
Fayetteville-based roadside zoo Jambbas Ranch Tours for six years—to reside
permanently at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in
California, where he can forage, swim, and build his den under trees. Ben lived
in solitary confinement at Jambbas Ranch, which caused him to suffer physically
and psychologically. He was denied everything that is natural and important to
bears. Judge Tucker entered a permanent injunction that ended Jambbas'
ownership of Ben and awarded permanent ownership and custody to PAWS. Ben was
flown to California via a FedEx climate-controlled plane on August 9 after
Judge Tucker issued a preliminary injunction. The permanent injunction also
forbids Jambbas from acquiring, owning, or possessing any bears in the future;
seeking any state wildlife captivity licenses or endangered species permits
relating to owning or possessing any bears; and using Ben's former concrete
cage as the primary enclosure for any wild or exotic animal.
At the PAWS sanctuary, Ben is
thriving in a vast natural habitat—one that is measured in acres, not feet and
inches—where he bathes in his own pool, rubs his back on trees, and sleeps
soundly in his large straw nest under oak trees.
"Ben now has the chance
to live like a bear again, finally able to roam, play, and forage," says
General Counsel to PETA Jeffrey S. Kerr. PETA's local counsel, Calley Gerber,
adds, "Today's news ushers in a victory for animals across North Carolina
who are confined in similarly cruel conditions."
ALDF Executive Director
Stephen Wells says, "Ben's treatment was cruel and illegal under North
Carolina law, and the court stopped it, plain and simple." Adds ALDF local
counsel, Gavin Parsons, "We're very pleased with the court's order and
wish Ben well in his new home."
For more information, please
visit PETA.org and ALDF.org.
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