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Visitors to Luce County Bear Ranch May Soon Be Able To Interact With Cubs Again

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They're cute, they're cuddly, but should bear cubs be handled by visitors at places like Oswald's Bear Ranch in Newberry?

According to lawmakers, the answer to that is 'yes.'

Both the House and Senate passed a bill that would allow the handling of bear cubs less than 36 weeks old, or weighing no more than 90 pounds.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more details on what this will mean for the ranch, and why not everyone is in favor of the bill.