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APHIS Releases New Publications on Bear Care

APHIS Release New Publications on

Bear Care

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On October 10, 2018, USDA-APHIS Animal Care published 4 new documents and manuals directly related to Bear care. Some zoo’s and business owners have been reporting a large bump in the anti-activity by the animal-rights groups against those zoo’s and business owners that have bears. These new publications have now appeared without any notice to “actual” stakeholders.

The publications are:

– Bears Nutrition and Winter Lethargy
– Bears Husbandry and Habitat
– Veterinary Care for Bears
– Environmental Enrichment for Bears

 

One licensee pointed out to us that it was no surprise that these documents are very vague and appeared without any notice, (as to date). This combined with the large bump in animal-rights groups targeting bear owners and zoo’s, plus the established past history that APHIS will “weaponize” such new items against licensee’s, those licencees should be aware of these new documents.

30 Second Quick Comment: USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS 2017 0062 * * * New Deadline November 2, 2017 * * *

Massive last minute comments from industry professionals contribute

to USDA extending comment period.

 

Update 10/20/17: When we first reported our findings on this topic on October 14, the information went viral and the registered comments took off like a rocket. Just 6 days after our release the USDA has extended the comment period to November 2, 2017, citing the large volume of comments now coming in.

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Many zoo professionals, and others have significant concerns about the proposed USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS-2017-0062 introduced on August 24, 2017. (Click to read)

The USDA is proposing that all USDA license will now completely expire, and each facility will have to reapply and go through the entire initial application procedure, not just once, but each and every time !  This is completely unnescessary !

“APHIS inspectors and supervising staff have a documented notorious history for bias and unfair behavior towards select licensee’s of their own personal choosing.”

In an effort to assist in this comment period the following is a throughly researched and outlined statement of facts that have been passed onto us that is in opposition.  Continue reading “30 Second Quick Comment: USDA Rule Change for Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals Docket ID: APHIS 2017 0062 * * * New Deadline November 2, 2017 * * *”

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