Urge the USDA not to renew the license of Jambbas Ranch

Urge the USDA not to renew the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of Jambbas Ranch in Fayetteville, N.C. due to its repeated and ongoing animal welfare violations. Ben the Bear is free—but what about all the other animals?




For years, the USDA has cited Jambbas for AWA violations, including unsanitary conditions, hazardous enclosures, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, and failure to supply sufficient quantities of food and potable water. Yet the agency has continued to renew Jambbas' license, despite the fact that the AWA clearly prohibits the licensing of a facility that is not in compliance with the Act.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and two residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina appalled at the living conditions that they've witnessed for Ben and other animals at Jambbas filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture challenging its decision to renew Jambbas' federal Animal Welfare Act license. The lawsuit was successful at freeing “Ben,” a beautiful black bear who had been kept in horrendous, solitary conditions. Numerous bear experts submitted statements to the USDA in opposition to renewing Jambbas' license.

While Ben was recently freed, and now lives at the PAWS Animal Sanctuary in California - other animals being exhibited at Jambbas, including goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, sheep, bison, elk, deer, dogs, and others, are kept in inhumane conditions. These animals are suffering from documented untreated veterinary ailments and are engaging in abnormal behaviors indicative of psychological anguish. Please act now.

Sign ALDF's petition to the USDA, urging them not to renew the Animal Welfare Act license of Jambbas Ranch.

Petition to the United States Department of Agriculture and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, USDA

I join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the USDA not to renew the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license of Jambbas Ranch in Fayetteville, N.C. due to its repeated and ongoing violations, resulting in the suffering of Ben, a solitary bear, and the other animals kept there.

The USDA has for years repeatedly cited Jambbas for AWA violations, including unsanitary conditions, hazardous enclosures, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, and failure to supply sufficient quantities of food and potable water. Yet the agency has continued to renew Jambbas' license, despite the fact that the AWA clearly prohibits the licensing of a facility that is not in compliance with the Act.

Numerous bear experts have already submitted statements to the USDA in opposition to renewing Jambbas' license. After spending several hours observing Ben, bear expert Else Poulsen noted that Ben "is suffering greatly and intervention is critical at this time." Other animals being exhibited at Jambass, including goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, sheep, bison, elk, deer, dogs, and others, are kept in inhumane conditions and have been documented suffering from untreated veterinary ailments and engaging in abnormal behaviors indicative of psychological anguish.

I urge the USDA to do its duty and stop licensing this inhumane facility.
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