The Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act protects wild animals like lions, bears, and tigers from imprisonment. But despite this, many people still break the law. The poor animals are held captive in small, dirty, and disease-infested cages in roadside zoos. Their owners on the other hand make a profit from their suffering. Bears are one of the most common animals found in such places.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture rescued 13 bears from backyard cages and roadside zoos recently. Some of them were underweight, some were obese, and some had intestinal parasites or broken teeth. PETA and the Wild Animal Sanctuary came together to transport these poor souls to their Colorado sanctuary. The bears will all be released into their naturalistic habitats after they adapt well. They will have the chance to live like real bears for the first time.