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Joan Jett Calls For Release Of Pennsylvania Bear

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Joan Jett is making the call for Pymatuning Deer Park to release a 23-year-old bear named Bosco. She wants to see the elderly animal sent to a sanctuary.

"Bears are sophisticated, playful animals who thrive when given space and freedom to run, dig, and swim far from human activity," Jett writes in a letter to zoo owner Rachelle Sankey. "But at this roadside zoo, Bosco is denied everything that's natural and important to him and condemned to a life surrounded by stone walls and gawking tourists."

"At over 20 years old, he's especially prone to injury in these dangerous conditions and likely experiencing physical and psychological distress already. Please, allow him to live his remaining years with dignity at a reputable sanctuary, where he could enjoy extensive space, independence, and the veterinary care that he so obviously deserves. My friends at PETA are offering to facilitate Bosco's transfer and pay any associated costs. Take a lesson from me: Listen to your instincts, and please give him a life in which he can follow his."

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