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May 23, 2018

Brittany Peet, an attorney, is PETA's Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement (a/k/a CALE). 

She talks about how her personal experiences with bears and roadside zoos have fueled her passion to free bears from captivity.

And she talks about the different approaches PETA uses to save bears from cruel circumstances. North Carolina has a unique law where individual private citizens can sue zoos to help free bears. But Peet says that is unique to that state. In other states it's up to groups like PETA to lead the way. About 1,000 bears are thought to be in captivity at roadside zoos and travelling shows across the U.S. So far more than 70 have been saved by PETA. 

Hear Peet talk with Emil Guillermo about why it's important to save the bears.

More links about saving bears:

Read about the late Sam Simon's efforts to save roadside bears.

Read about Lilly the Bear here.

Read more about bears.

Read about Roadside Zoos

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