A roadside zoo in Virginia has bears out in the sweltering heat with empty water troughs and no way to cool down! They are in tiny enclosures with concrete floors and temperatures are only going to get hotter as we get further into the summer!
The facility has been cited for improper care of their animals over and over again. It's time we demand the USDA shuts them down for good!
Wilson's Wild Animal Park has been cited for inadequate veterinarian care, inadequate caging for dangerous animals and not giving primates enough engagement. Right now, there are multiple bears out in the sun with no water. One bear was even eating urine-soaked food. The bears have been seen pacing as well, a sign of severe psychological distress. Peta reports
that "Eyewitnesses also recently observed deer panting in the heat, a goat with nasal discharge, an alpaca with overgrown nails, lynxes and a lion cub confined to enclosures on concrete slabs, a lynx repeatedly pacing, and birds with apparent injuries and missing feathers."This roadside zoo is no place for animals, please sign to give your voice to those who don't have one!