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Free Ricky The Bear

Ricky

Author: Chris Wolverton

Ricky, an 18-year-old black bear, has spent her entire life caged in a concrete enclosure outside Jim Mack’s Ice Cream parlor in York, Pa. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) observed and took footage of Ricky with matted hair, eating dog food with only green-looking water available.

The bear lives alone on hard concrete 100% of the time, and is forced to endure cold Pennsylvania winters. She eats an unnatural, boring diet of dog food and corn.

Pennsylvania state regulations require wild animals to receive humane care and treatment, which Ricky does not. Please sign the petition to urge the York County Common Pleas Court to free Ricky so she can live the rest of her life on a sanctuary with other bears and space to roam free.

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18 thoughts on “Free Bear Caged at Ice Cream Parlor for 18 Years!

    1. Ronnie says:

      Out of all the posts I did in 2014, the one that stuck in my mind the most was https://ronnie-s.com/2014/07/13/a-happily-ever-after-story/

      After the bear was rescued, there was a scene in the video where it was splashing the water with its paws. Just like like an infant does with its hands. That stayed with me.

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  1. Collection of Interests says:

    Reblogged this on Collection of Interests Blog.

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  2. kalabalu says:

    what was the sin ?
    Why am I in an icy bin
    no one near me
    I am not free
    why bring me here?
    When will I be there ?
    with others of my kind
    please let me go..
    it’s time..its time

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you. Very appropriate.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Amber Danette says:

    It breaks my heart to read this. I hope Ricky is released from this evil entrapment soon.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ronnie says:

      Yes I hope so too.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. sue says:

    The person responsible for this needs to go to jail. This is just not acceptable.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      You are completely right. Situations like this should never be tolerated or go unpunished.

      Like

  5. Dr.Cris says:

    You chage a bear for Ice cream? Really? hope he`ll go bankrupt..!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      They use other animals including llamas and goats, as an “attraction” for children to feed. Like circuses and zoos, people are unaware of the the animal’s suffering.

      Here is a link: http://jimmacksicecream.com/index.html

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  6. Poor big thing 😦 I signed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you for signing Sheryldine.

      Like

  7. BroadBlogs says:

    I don’t understand how people can be so cruel to animals. I’ve also been reading about how poultry are cared for and it’s quite horrendous. Maybe we can contact the Humane Society and PETA, for instance, to help raise awareness. I’ll have to look into that.

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    1. Ronnie says:

      Compassion In World Farming produced a video recently which demonstrates the terrible conditions that chickens are kept in. Have you seen it?

      http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2014/12/the-reality-of-natural-chicken-in-the-usa/

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  8. Emy Will says:

    Signed. I hope it helps. I don’t understand people who even want to look at a bear in a cage 😥

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    1. Ronnie says:

      Thanks Emy.
      Young children would be sufficiently intrigued, and that would be the lure for the parents. No scruples at all.

      Like

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