Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT166 - (Alta-Bear-Rehab) COCHRANE, Alberta. x-06s. A ban on private rehabilitation of orphan black bear cubs in Alberta will be lifted by the province in the coming weeks. The rules, which have been in place since 2010, have meant bears orphaned in the province have been killed or sent to zoos. The province has been working with wildlife sanctuary operators to come up with a new policy. Clio Smeeton, who runs the Cochrane Research Institute, says she's not holding her breath. ("..or underpants.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: She says there's 30 years of scientific research that shows bear rehabilitation works. The province says the protocols for rehab facilities to follow will be updated in the coming weeks.

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