Casperson’s Bill Passes in State Senate to Benefit Ozwald Bear Farm

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Casperson's Bill passes in new Department of Agiculture rules MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula bear farm will continue to be allowed to let paying customers pet cubs up to nine months old under a bill that passed the State Senate last week.

The measure comes on the heels of new Department of Agriculture rules that limited patron contact to cubs of only a few weeks of age.

The bill sponsor’s Republican Tom Casperson of Escanaba says this would have essentially ended a major attraction of 15 years at the Ozwald Bear Farm in Newberry.

The legislation puts the state rules in line with federal standards and will continue what has become a popular attraction that brings tourism dollars to the eastern U.P.

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