Free Yupi the Polar Bear from a Confined Concrete Enclosure in Mexico

Target: Director of Morelia Zoo, the Municipal Mayor and Governor of Michoacan, Mexico Legislators.

Goal: To free Yupi the polar bear from brutal captivity in a Mexican zoo.

Yupi is a polar bear that was found in Alaska shortly after her mother died when she was only two months old. She lives in a former grizzly bear enclosure where the environment is completely opposite of her natural habitat. The enclosure is made of all cement and it is in Mexico where the climate is much warmer than her home in Alaska. Polar bears have extremely thick coats and thick blubber to protect them from the cold so they are susceptible to overheating. Yupi is currently living in Morelia, which is in the tropical climate of central Mexico.

Yupi is kept in an even smaller enclosure for 17 hours each day, this pen is dark and barren. Polar bears need to be kept in environments that are akin to their natural environments if they must be held in captivity at all. Yupi has been kept in captivity in Mexico since 1992, it is time that she is freed to her natural habitat, or at least a more humane environment. There is a polar bear rehabilitation center in Ontario that is willing to take proper care of her and hopefully someday free her to Alaska, her true home. There is no doubt that Yupi is being deprived of her basic needs in the concrete prison she inhabits, she deserves a chance to live the rest of her life in comfort and peace.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director of Morelia Zoo, the Municipal Mayor and Governor of Michoacan, Mexico Legislators,

Yupi the polar bear is being kept in an enclosure made of cement in the tropical climate of Mexico. This is no place for a polar bear from Alaska to live, if she is going to be kept in captivity she needs a climate that is somewhat akin to her own. What’s even more tragic is that for 17 hours each day Yupi is forced to live in a holding pen that is dark and barren.

Please take the necessary measures to transfer Yupi to a better environment, like the rehabilitation center in Ontario that has agreed to care for her. Hopefully one day Yupi will return to her true home in Alaska.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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6 Comments

  1. Patricia Hall says:

    The conditions in which Yupi is being kept is totally unnaceptable. Her environment must be improved and this can be done by moving her to the rehabilitation centre in Ontario where, hopefully, she will eventually return to her true home in Alaska.

  2. Randi Kline says:

    Why can’t people realize how important it is for animals to live in a comfortable and normal environment. I was just at a Wolf Sanctuary on Saturday and it was a pleasure to see wolves living in a nicely wooded and cold environment in the mountains. That is waht they are used to. This sweet polar bear needs to be in an extremely cold environment and that’s where Mexico needs to send her.

  3. Sally Daggett says:

    If you can’t care for her properly, please give her to an organization that can.

  4. Cynthia DeVoe says:

    You can tell by her picture that she is very sad, depressed even. Please have some compassion and move her to a place where she can be happy. She has NO LIFE there!

  5. lauraannivey says:

    Please help this poor creature, she suffers so. Please transfer her to a place that’s cold.
    Thank you so much*+*+

  6. ARTURO ROBLES says:

    ES INCREÍBLE QUÉ EN PLENO SIGLO XXI SIGAMOS TENIENDO ACTITUDES DE LA ERA CUATERNARIA, RECORDEMOS QUE EL ANIMAL ES EL OSO Y NO LAS AUTORIDADES CORRESPONDIENTES.

    POR ESTO MISMO LES EXIJO QUE SE DEJEN DE ACTITUDES RETROGRADAS Y DEJEN IR AL OSO YUPI A CANADÁ.

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