Stop Candidate From Using Bear As Political Publicity Stunt

Published: June 14, 2021 at 05:25 AM Author: Penny Eims

An adult Kodiak bear named Tag is being used as a political publicity stunt by a businessman who is campaigning to be the governor of California. Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox (R-San Diego) is dragging the bear along on his six-city bus tour and the exploitation is unacceptable, and possibly a violation of the California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 671.2, which prohibits wild animals from having direct contact with the public.

We are petitioning John Cox to stop exploiting this bear, and we are asking for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to investigate Steve Martin dba Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife for possible violations of the California Code of Regulations. Please add your name to the petition today – there is no reason for this bear to be exploited!

John Cox is using the 1,000 pound bear to promote himself as the “Beast John Cox,” who is attempting to oust “the beauty” Governor Gavin Newsom. The shameful stunt has raised the ire of animal rights groups, and animal lovers as a whole.

PETA Tweeted:

It’s unfortunate and shameful that Tag the Kodiak bear has been exploited in this way. Bears need to be left alone, not confined to a pen on asphalt and wheeled out for events. PETA urges anyone with an ounce of decency to keep wild animals out of their publicity stunts.

We want John Cox to stop dragging Tag the bear to his campaign events, and we want the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to investigate exhibitor Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife for apparent violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Please add your name to the petition today – this shameful exploitation of a wild animal must come to an end!

Please note – Animal Victory, regardless of political affiliation, will always expose what we deem to be animal cruelty or exploitation.

Petition Letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Petition letter to John Cox Campaign

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PRIOR SIGNATURES : 9217

Stop Candidate From Using Bear As Political Publicity Stunt

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
48 Sabine Fontaine Sep 18, 2021
47 sherry mainquist This is cruelty!!! Sep 14, 2021
46 KONSTANTINOS STAMOS Sep 14, 2021
45 Marisa Avolio Sep 14, 2021
44 Debbie Westerkamm Sep 14, 2021
43 Linda Navarrete Sep 13, 2021
42 astrid suchanek Sep 13, 2021
41 mae young Sep 12, 2021
40 Kennedy Roop Sep 12, 2021
39 Sophie Emlek Sep 09, 2021
38 Dolores Athuil Sep 09, 2021
37 Tammy Bradford Sep 08, 2021
36 TAMI BRODY Sep 08, 2021
35 Karen Baka Sep 08, 2021
34 Jan Anderson Sep 08, 2021
33 Damiano Giustina Sep 07, 2021
32 Natascha Tuznik Sep 07, 2021
31 Kathleen List Sep 06, 2021
30 Beth Wahba Sep 04, 2021
29 Kelly Lagace Sep 03, 2021
28Anonymous This bear should not be exploted Sep 01, 2021
27 Mary Jo Johnson Sep 01, 2021
26 Anne Fry Aug 31, 2021
25 Cecilia Lalinde Aug 29, 2021
24 deb Oliver Aug 29, 2021
23 Daniel Pawlowski Aug 28, 2021
22 helene weinstein Aug 28, 2021
21 Veronica Miazga Aug 26, 2021
20 Tammy Rohatynski Aug 25, 2021
19 Chinanan K. Aug 24, 2021

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 9217