Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment,
When a concerned patron saw a bloody, wounded bear lying in a cage at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park (aka "G.W. Zoo") in Oklahoma in April, she did the right thing: She called PETA for help.
The bear had reportedly been mauled by another bear and sustained multiple gashes along his backâ??two weeks earlier. That's right: For two entire weeks, the roadside zoo's owner apparently allowed the injured bear to languish and bleed without providing him with adequate veterinary care.
Sadly, it was apparently too late for him to be nursed back to health. But it's not too late for the many bears, tigers, chimpanzees, and other animals trapped right now at roadside zoos. PETA members can help save themâ??will you make a gift today?
Stand up for the thousands of bears, tigers, monkeys, and other animals suffering in roadside zoos. Make your tax-deductible gift of just $5 or more now and help PETA stop cruelty to all animals!
With help from supporters like you, we're working to free animals from tawdry displays such as those at the G.W. Zoo. The injured bear was just the latest victim in a long line of neglected and abused animals at the sleazy menagerie. Owner Joe Schreibvogel is already the subject of no fewer than three other U.S. Department of Agriculture investigations, including one looking into the deaths of two tiger cubs last year.
Justice for the animals who have suffered at G.W. Zoo and other roadside zoos may be slow and hard-fought, but we keep up the pressure for as long as it takesâ??because we know it works.
Take the Chief Saunooke Bear Park in North Carolina, for example. After a PETA investigator documented that bears were being kept in dirty, virtually barren concrete pits, the facility closed down for good. Eleven bears were rescued and taken to a beautiful sanctuary in Texas, where they're free to forage for fresh food, play together, and live in peace.
Without support from compassionate people like you, those 11 bears would still be suffering in abominable conditions today. Without your support now, other animals living in misery will never have a chance at a better life. Please, so many bears, tigers, and other animals need your help.
Animals are being exploited right now, but you can help put a stop to it. Make your gift to PETA todayâ??even $5 makes a difference!
Thank you for your support. Together, we're making a positive difference in the lives of animals who are suffering.
Ingrid E. Newkirk