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Stop Candidate From Using Bear As Political Publicity Stunt

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

California City, California – 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

172 signatures = 1% of goal
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PETITION SIGNATURES:
172 Marion Friedl May 15, 2022
171 Patti Molero May 14, 2022
170 Ava Fox May 06, 2022
169 Ava Fox May 06, 2022
168 Angela Dennis May 05, 2022
167 Cheryl Harlow Apr 29, 2022
166 Frank Schultz Apr 24, 2022
165 Raymond Moore Apr 20, 2022
164 Angela Dennis Apr 10, 2022
163 Sydney Allrud Apr 10, 2022
162 Michael Casella Apr 08, 2022
161 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
160 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
159 kliontia-kalia konstantinou Mar 25, 2022
158 karin schmitz Mar 23, 2022
157 Nicole Cervino PEINE DE MORT...!!!!! Mar 19, 2022
156 Rebecca Patrach Mar 15, 2022
155 S. McConnell Mar 07, 2022
154 miriam taylor-east Mar 05, 2022
153 Pamela M Mar 05, 2022
152 Julie Houle Feb 27, 2022
151 Chloe-Nicole Bignoux Feb 27, 2022
150 Laura Cronick Feb 26, 2022
149 Isidora Lioumis Feb 17, 2022
148 Anita Gram Feb 17, 2022
147 Jane Gold Feb 17, 2022
146 Anna Menke Feb 16, 2022
145 Wendy Butler Feb 16, 2022
144Anonymous Feb 16, 2022
143 carlos otero Feb 13, 2022

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 9217