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Baby Animal Days' Bear Cub Exhibit Protested


Animal rights activists have launched an email campaign and are planning a live demonstration against the use of bear cubs at this year’s Baby Animal Days event put on by the American West Heritage Center.

The cubs, raised and handled by workers at Yellowstone Bear World in Rexburg, Idaho, have been featured at Baby Animal Days in the past, but this year the exhibit drew the attention of the international animal-rights organization PETA, which posted an “action alert” on its website inviting members and visitors to send objection letters to the Heritage Center and the event sponsor, Young Automotive Group.


So far, according to PETA, 57,799 emails have been sent. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.