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Sun Jan 4, 2015, 09:52 PM

Free Bear Caged at Ice Cream Parlor in York, PA for 18 Years E action! (link fixed!)


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/285/609/007/free-bear-caged-at-ice-cream-parlor-for-18-years/





Ricky, an 18-year-old black bear, has spent her entire life caged in a concrete enclosure outside Jim Mack's Ice Cream parlor in York, Pa. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) observed and took footage of Ricky with matted hair, eating dog food with only green-looking water available.

The bear lives alone on hard concrete 100% of the time, and is forced to endure cold Pennsylvania winters. She eats an unnatural, boring diet of dog food and corn.

Pennsylvania state regulations require wild animals to receive humane care and treatment, which Ricky does not. Please sign the petition to urge the York County Common Pleas Court to free Ricky so she can live the rest of her life on a sanctuary with other bears and space to roam free.

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Ricky, an 18-year-old black bear, has spent her entire life caged in a concrete enclosure outside Jim Mack's Ice Cream parlor in York, Pa. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) observed and took footage of Ricky with matted hair, eating dog food with only green-looking water available.

The bear lives alone on hard concrete 100% of the time, and is forced to endure cold Pennsylvania winters. She eats an unnatural, boring diet of dog food and corn.

Pennsylvania state regulations require wild animals to receive humane care and treatment, which Ricky does not. Please sign the petition to urge the York County Common Pleas Court to free Ricky so she can live the rest of her life on a sanctuary with other bears and space to roam free.

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Reply Free Bear Caged at Ice Cream Parlor in York, PA for 18 Years E action! (link fixed!) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2015 OP
SamKnause Jan 2015 #1
Ms. Toad Jan 2015 #2
SamKnause Jan 2015 #6
NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #3
SamKnause Jan 2015 #7
840high Jan 2015 #26
Omaha Steve Jan 2015 #4
SamKnause Jan 2015 #8
silverweb Jan 2015 #5
SamKnause Jan 2015 #9
LiberalElite Jan 2015 #10
BrotherIvan Jan 2015 #11
Boreal Jan 2015 #16
BrotherIvan Jan 2015 #19
Boreal Jan 2015 #21
AtomicKitten Jan 2015 #12
Beringia Jan 2015 #13
rhett o rick Jan 2015 #14
Chef Eric Jan 2015 #15
CANDO Jan 2015 #17
BrotherIvan Jan 2015 #20
Bobbie Jo Jan 2015 #18
chervilant Jan 2015 #22
Hoppy Jan 2015 #23
drmeow Jan 2015 #28
midnight Jan 2015 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2015 #25
UtahLib Jan 2015 #27
SMC22307 Jan 2015 #29
Hoyt Jan 2015 #30
SMC22307 Jan 2015 #31
Number9Dream Jan 2015 #32
Javaman Jan 2015 #33
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #34
magical thyme Jan 2015 #35
Arugula Latte Jan 2015 #36
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2015 #37

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:02 PM

1. Your link is to an Eric Garner petition,

calling for the officer that choked him to death to be fired.

I tried it 3 times.

Help.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

6. Thank you.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:11 PM

7. Thank you.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:16 AM

26. Done. Breaks my heart.

 

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:09 PM

4. Thanks


Fixed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:12 PM

8. You are welcome.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:09 PM

5. Signed & shared!



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:13 PM

9. K&R

Done.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:21 PM

10. K&R signed and shared nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 11:36 PM

11. Signed!

Why are people so cruel????? If there is a way to donate to buy her freedom, let me know.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:07 AM

16. Same thing I was thinking

 

If the state won't spring her then raise the money to get her out of there.


Thanks to the OP for posting this. Signed and shared.


Sickening!!!

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Response to Boreal (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:18 AM

19. Sometimes when the owner knows there is publicity, they set ridiculous prices

I saw a heartbreaking documentary (good though) that was about the exotic/wild animal trade. A guy in Georgia had a pair of lions in a cage with a concrete slab. A wildlife ranger would visit him often, trying to convince the guy to give up the lions because he could not properly care for them. Because of the laws in that state the animals were considered property so he didn't have to give them up. The male lion was accidentally electrocuted from the faulty wiring in the pens, so the guy, noticeably heartbroken, did finally agree to have the lions sent to a sanctuary as by now there were cubs as well. The guy was so stupid and selfish, it wasn't until that gorgeous animal died a horrible death that he finally realized that he shouldn't have wild animals.

I hope this bear is freed. It is awful what these humans are doing to it. A beautiful wild animal, kept in a cage its whole life is basically torture. So sad.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:33 AM

21. These are the kinds of things

 

that make think the physical realm is Hell. Yes, it IS torture and so many defenseless animals endure it. Makes me so incredibly sad and very angry.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 11:50 PM

12. 18 years? Poor thing.

 

Signed, passed on, and hoping for a quick resolution.

k and r

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 11:50 PM

13. signed

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 11:55 PM

14. Signed. Thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 11:58 PM

15. Signed. Thanks for posting. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:08 AM

17. I feel bad for the bear, but....

 

It has lived a long life. This is Pennsylvania...a state with a thriving black bear population. In the wild, this bear likely would've been culled by hunting a long time ago. I don't like that this bear hasn't known the wild. But it's sure lived a far longer life than most bears. Sad that it hasn't lived the life of a bear in it's natural habitat.

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Response to CANDO (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:19 AM

20. Maybe it would have been killed

But the owner has no right to keep it in a cage in inhumane conditions. It is animal cruelty, period.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:13 AM

18. Signed.

Heartbreaking.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:41 AM

22. Signed.

Cross-posted to fb, and I agree with those herein above: the cretin who has imprisoned this bear for 18 YEARS should be disallowed from 'owning' any animals.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:51 AM

23. Pickets outside his ice creamery will do more good than this petition.

 

Fill his parking lot with cars. buy the cheapest thing on the menu and spend all day consuming it. Do this for a couple of weekends and the bear will find a new home.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:27 AM

28. That and a boycott.

Make the owner lose money cause of the bear and make sure the owner knows that. It is the only thing someone so lacking in empathy can understand.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:51 AM

24. I hope this bear escapes into a better living environment and ASAP.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:03 AM

25. Signed with comment....

 

"This isn't a Gitmo detainee!"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:20 AM

27. Signed - such a sad situation. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 02:30 AM

29. Commenters at Yelp have caught on.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jim-macks-ice-cream-york

http://jimmacksicecream.com/

That poor girl. I hope this drive to get her to a sanctuary is successful. Petition signed.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 02:32 AM

30. Done. Thanks. I used to feel so badly for bears in cages at roadside stands in Smokie

Mountains when I was a kid. Can't believe this wonderful bear has been kept like that so long. I guess he can't be returned to wild, but anything is better.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 03:18 AM

31. They're at 34,327 out of 35,000.

Won't be long...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 09:57 AM

32. Signed

Best wishes for Ricky.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 10:10 AM

33. Once upon a time....

My parents had a small cottage on a remote lake in Ontario Canada. About 15 miles away, in another small town (actually pretty microscopic: gas station and general store), next to the general store was a iron and concrete cage containing an old black bear. It had no teeth because the stupid local yokels would give it cola and marvel in their guffawed like ways at how the bear used it's front and rear paws to drink from the bottle.

As a kid I hated zoos. I'd be fascinated by the "big cats" pacing back and forth, slowly losing their minds due to confinement.

This poor black bear's only life, since being captured as a cub, was living in this 10 by 10 cage.

This all happened when I was 6. I asked my dad if we could let it out. My dad said, "well, it's a dangerous animal, we can't do that".

That bear, was about as dangerous as a new born and sadly, would have probably died if let out.

It's remarkable that this kind of animal cruelty still exists on this level.

We are shameful

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 10:55 AM

34. I signed it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:01 PM

35. done.

 

dam i hate people sometimes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:06 PM

36. Phone number for Jim Mack's: 717-252-2013

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 06:12 PM

37. Done! I see they have nearly 53,000 signatures.

I hope that poor bear is placed in a sanctuary ASAP.

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