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Oswald's Bear Ranch Awaiting Federal Decision

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Bear cub petting... it's a practice the Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo have been trying to get outlawed for a while.

Part of the controversy revolves around Oswald's Bear Ranch in Newberry in Luce County.

Snyder signed a bill allowing people to pet bear cubs with some strict guidelines.

Oswald's always let visitors get pictures of the bear cubs, but they weren't allowed to get near them until earlier this year.

Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone went to Newberry today to dig deeper into the ongoing bear controversy.