Report has been received by Lumiere Charity that 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) reportedly 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 endures cold Pennsylvania winters. She eats dog food and corn.
Pennsylvania state regulations require wild animals to receive humane care and treatment.
Please sign the petition to urge Jim Mack's Ice Cream Parlor to release Ricky to a sanctuary so she can live the rest of her life with other bears and space to roam free.
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