27 Mar '13, 1pm

Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill

Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill

“The practice of handling and using bear cubs for photo opportunities and interactions with the public seriously compromises animal welfare and threatens public safety,” the Humane Society said in a November 2013 report debating the Large Carnivore Act. “It is stressful for bear cubs to be prematurely removed from the nurturing care of their mothers – a common practice to facilitate public handling. During photo and play sessions with the public, the cubs may also be exposed to abusive and excessive handling.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/03/27/michigan-governor-appr...

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