In 2012, PETA conducted an undercover investigation at Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP), a roadside collection of bear pits in Cherokee, North Carolina.
PETA’s investigator found that the bored and frustrated bears turn endlessly in circles. One of them routinely rocks back and forth—a sign of profound deprivation and stress.They bite the pits’ metal bars, which breaks their teeth. This is painful and can cause bone infections, so it requires veterinary care, but PETA’s investigator never saw a veterinarian at CSBP and never saw the bears given any pain relief.
Help Lucy—the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s lone, long-suffering elephant—get to a sanctuary!
Elephant biologist Winnie Kiiru has identified the Edmonton Valley Zoo as the worst zoo in Canada for elephants, and the city of Toronto has formally urged Edmonton to send Lucy to sanctuary after they made the compassionate choice to send all the elephants at the Toronto zoo to sanctuary.