In June 2012, the USDA charged CSBP with violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and requested that its license be revoked or suspended. PETA submitted its evidence, which shows that many apparent AWA violations continue to occur, to the USDA and asked that it confiscate CSBP's bears. In January 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an order that suspended Chief Saunooke Bear Park's exhibitor license and fined the facility $20,000. According to the order, CSBP's license will remain suspended until it is able to demonstrate full compliance with the Animal Welfare Act—if it ever can.
We need your help now to get these highly intelligent animals to safety, where they can forage for a wide variety of foods, dig in soft earth, and roam through brush and leaves instead of pacing year after year on concrete.
Please take a moment to join Bob Barker and request that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) immediately confiscate all bears from CSBP.