Arturo the polar bear
I have received a lot of messages and have seen numerous of posts with petition links regarding Arturo the polar bear in Argentina. The thing is, this petition that most people have linked asks for Arturo to be moved from his current home in Mendoza Zoo to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada. However, this transfer is not possible due to the strict laws set in place by the Canadian Government. For a permit to be issued to allow Arturo to be imported in to Canada, he must have at least three years of medical records of which Mendoza Zoo does not have, or so they say. Know that I’m not saying you shouldn’t sign this petition but it is not going to address the issue of him not being allowed into Canada.
And so this is why another petition has been created and it asks for the Canadian Government to issue a ‘special’ import permit for Arturo. I would recommend highlighting this petition also but the thing you have to remember is that Canada very often respects its own laws and regulations, unlike certain other countries who I shan’t name – but you can probably guess! And I’m not saying there’s no point in signing this petition because who knows, the pressure from signatures from national and international people could lead to a permit being issued.
Just please remember to link both petitions!
And if you know of any updates on this please do let me know.