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POLL: Should Upright Bloomingdale Bear Go To Sanctuary?

Pedals the bear walks on two legs because it is missing one front paw and the other is injured.
Pedals the bear walks on two legs because it is missing one front paw and the other is injured. Photo Credit: Facebook

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. — More than 309,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition launched by a Bloomingdale woman to help an upright bear .

Poll
Should Pedals The Upright Bear Go To A Sanctuary?
Reader Results Voting Closed

Should Pedals The Upright Bear Go To A Sanctuary?

  • Yes
    97%
  • No
    3%

"Pedals" the bi-pedal bear, who has been spotted trekking through parts of Northern New Jersey, is missing one front paw and the other is permanently injured, Lisa Rose-Rublack said on the page.

Pedals is unable to run or climb and activists from Indiana to Italy are attempting to grab the attention of NJ Fish and Wildlife who they hope will decide to bring the American black bear to a sanctuary in Upstate New York.

"Whenever possible, our goal is to let wildlife live in the wild, and so we're going to have to assess the situation based on any new facts that we get," New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Larry Hajna told Daily Voice.

CLICK HERE for more on the story from The New York Times.

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