Decide for yourself if you want to support and visit and place that has been convicted of cruelty to the animals in their care. They still have a "donations page" in place to build a bigger shelter for their bear (supposedly they've already taken $40,000 from people for this purpose) but in the meantime, the bear was removed by court order because of its inhumane living conditions. Simply enough, Jambbas makes money through the exploitation of poorly-treated animals. Look up the "Ben the Bear" video and judge for yourself.
Why is it that this one ranch has been chosen to be shut down. Comments about Big be are ridiculous. Yes he is in a cage...it is a Zoo!!Ive never been to a zoo where the bears are not in some form of cage and no matter how large the cage is very bear i have ever seen paces inside their habitat. I dont see anyone trying to shut down the NC ZOO...If these animals are so mal nourished and mistreated then how is it that several of the animals that are ther right now are still alive and were there 15 years ago when i took field trips to the ranch as a young child. Im pretty sure if animals are not fed they die just like humans...The same llama and tourtise that were there when i went as a child are still there now...I guess they must be miracle animals that dont need food to live!! These owners are doing a great job taking care of these animals. It is very expensive to expand habitats. I believe that if each person complaining about ben and asking for the place eto be shut down would donate money to build him a larger habitat it wouldnt take that long. Help support Big Ben and the ranch!!
My name is Katherine Connor and Mr. and Mrs. Bass (the owners of Jambbas Ranch) are my precious grandparents. They have devoted much of lives, and income for over 30 years to keep Jambbas Ranch running and open to the public. Unfortunately, there was a lawsuit filed against the ranch giving Ben the bear proper spacing in his cage. Because of this lawsuit and the possibility of losing the ranch, my grandparents are fearful for what might happen. Mrs. Bass has lost over 70 lbs because of her anxiety, which causes her not to eat. She has been hospitalized several times because of this.
My grandfather has loved animals all of his life and he isn't an "animal killer." Yes, everyone agrees that Ben needs more room, but to shutdown the ranch because of ONE animals' lack of space is not logical. Especially, when we have already started the funds to provide him more space.
Please, if you want to donate to the "Ben the Bear fund," go to Jambbas Ranch's website. I can't put URLs on here, but it's www jambbas . com.
Also, there is facebook page in support of shutting down the ranch. Please look it up and comment against the page. Look up "Free BEN the bear, SHUTDOWN Jambbas ranch tours in North Carolina".
Please help protect the ranch! Thank you.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and two residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina appalled at the living conditions that they've witnessed for Ben and other animals at Jambbas have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture challenging its decision to renew Jambbas' federal Animal Welfare Act license. The USDA has for years repeatedly cited Jambbas for AWA violations, including unsanitary conditions, hazardous enclosures, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, and failure to supply sufficient quantities of food and potable water. Please do not support such cruelty
Like everything in Fayetteville, this place is disgusting. I had to go for myself to see first hand everything I have heard. We almost have all of the signatures needed to close this torture pit. If you take your children here you are just as bad as the subhumans who run this hellhole. There are several groups suing the USDA in order to the liscence yanked from this business and the owners. I would love to see rednecks try to argue in court. You "people" are sick. The SPCA and American Humane in NC is a joke!
This is a DISGUSTING torture chamber for animals!! I am appalled!! These people that run this place are INHUMANE! I am going to report them for neglect to animals. You people are SICK and need to be SHUT DOWN...get into some other business but you have NO BUSINESS dealing with animals. I would love to lock you up and treat you the way these animals are being neglected!!!
My mother and I took my son on a day trip to Jambbas Ranch. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into! Many of the animals are very malnourished looking. While I understand the idea of captivity and animals born into it, this was just sad. The bear was the worst, a tiny little cage and all he did was pace, no room to run or play, and nothing to play with. The fox was pitiful. Just sat and stared looking all mangled. One of the attractions was dogs in a cage...... Really?
I am thinking that this place (maybe) a long time ago was nicer, and had since gone (WAY) downhill. I will never go there or recommend this place to anyone, ever.
Please read reviews before you go here. Some of the animals had sores on them. Also it is a LONG LONG walk and not all the animals are visible. We were actually a little scared when the trail kept winding into the woods with NO signs whatsoever. They claim to be a "WORKING" ranch........NOT my idea of working! Very run down. The fox was especially troubling and the dogs in cages that looked mangy and had sores on thier mouths. Deer and horse were bone skinny, you could see the ribs. I think all those animals get to eat is the bread in dirty buckets they sell you at the entrance. WOW, what a mess of a place. Please don't take your children there.
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