FedEx to receive award from PETA - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FedEx to receive award from PETA

(WMC-TV) – Action News 5 has some positive news this morning. FedEx's "Bear Force One" earned an award from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The Memphis based company helped rescue a bear from North Carolina.

The bear is named Ben, and he is a black grizzly bear hybrid. He suffered in a concrete cage in a zoo for years before receiving help.

FedEx Express flew the bear across the country to a natural habitat in California.

Of course his trip was comfy. Ben was given climate-controlled transportation, and fed while in route to his new destination. 

The 42-person FedEx team dubbed the flight "Bear Force One"

PETA is presenting the company with a framed certificate of appreciation.

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