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Tiger Lady

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Ben the bear lives on the Jambbas Ranch in a 12 foot X 22 foot cage.  Ben's diet consists of dog food, bread, and hot dogs.  Ben never leaves his cage and sleeps on a concrete floor.

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Alison and actor-activist Billy McNamara head to North Carolina to meet James Bass, who has come under fire for the living conditions of his bear, Ben who is a mix of grizzly and black bear, which means he is not subject to exotic animal laws regulating each species. Alison and Billy put the pressure on James to hand over Ben or at least improve his living quarters. In Arkansas, Alison and Billy meet a woman once known as "The Tiger Lady" who is now struggling to take care of 29 rescued tigers.

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