Help Free Ben the Bear and Other Exotics From Jambbas Ranch Tours

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BACKGROUND :
Jambbas Ranch Tours—
 
a substandard roadside zoo in Fayetteville, North Carolina—has been cited numerous times by state and federal authorities for failing to provide animals with basic necessities, as required by law.
Ben, a bear kept at Jambbas,
 has been confined to a tiny concrete and chain-link cell for years. Ben—like other animals at Jambbas—is deprived of everything that is natural and important to him, and he shows signs of stress, boredom, and frustration. His head sways, he paces, and he bites at the chain link.
He wants out, and we need your help to see to it that he is freed
 
Actions :
 
PETA has been trying to help Jambbas' animal victims since August 2010, but multiple Cumberland County representatives—including the county's animal services department, the county attorney's office, the sheriff's office, and more—refused to lift a finger, despite a county law that prohibits holding bears and other exotic animals captive.
 
Because of the county's refusal and failure to uphold its own law, a concerned citizen swore out a summons against James Bass, the ranch's owner, for unlawful possession of Ben the bear, a fox, a raccoon, and an alligator.
 
To see photos of Ben and other animals at Jambbas, click here. PETA has secured placement for Ben and the other animals at wonderful sanctuaries.
Unfortunately, in a stunning display of favoritism, the county Board of Commissioners caved in to Bass' own request that the county's prohibition on possessing exotic animals be amended to exempt his facility. Rather than upholding a law protecting animals from just what Jambbas subjects them to, the commissioners simply changed it!
 
In an effort to get commissioners to repeal this absurd amendment, more than a dozen people—including a renowned bear behavior expert—attended a recent board of commissioners meeting, and many spoke at the meeting too. But the board made no move to reverse its decision, leaving Ben and other animals to suffer.
Thank you to those of you who wrote to District Attorney William West and urged for prosecution of Bass—you made a difference.
The case was continued until July 11.
 
But the animals languishing at Jambbas still need your help. Please call and/or fax the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and politely request that they reverse the amendment made to the ordinance at James Bass' request. Ask the board to allow Ben and the fox, raccoon, and alligator held captive at Jambbas Ranch Tours to be placed with reputable facilities that are equipped to provide them with the suitable care and environment that they need and deserve.
 
 PETA has offered to relocate these animals to sanctuaries at no cost to the county.
 
The Honorable Kenneth S. Edge
Chair
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-425-0918
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Marshall Faircloth
Vice Chair
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-323-1040
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Dr. Jeannette M. Council
Councilmember
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-488-0691
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Charles Evans
Councilmember
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-426-2415
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Jimmy Keefe
Councilmember
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-323-1791
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Billy R. King
Councilmember
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-822-6676
910-678-7770 (fax)
 
The Honorable Edward Melvin
Councilmember
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
910-391-4028
910-678-7770 (fax)
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Last news :
 
May 13

TV legend and former The Price Is Right emcee Bob Barker has sent an urgent letter to members of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. Barker is urging officials to reverse a recent county ordinance amendment that makes it no longer illegal for Fayetteville-based Jambbas Ranch Tours to keep exotic and dangerous animals.



Read more: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/6291-bob-barker-wants-jambbas-ranch-tours-stopped#ixzz1MzabELhr
 
 
 
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