Bosco the black bear, who has been at Pymatuning Deer Park since he was a cub, is currently in the middle of a struggle between the animal park and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The two groups are at odds over what is best for an aging animal that PETA claims suffers from debilitating arthritis.

The Pymatuning Deek Park has made animals its business for the past 66 years, and Bosco the Black Bear has been here since he was four-months-old.

PETA has used the star power of Hollywood celebrities like Michael Keaton to urge the animal park to relocate Bosco.

Rock singer Joan Jett wrote, "... at this roadside zoo, Bosco is denied everything that's natural and important to him and condemned to a life surrounded by stone walls and gawking tourists.  Please, allow him to live his remaining years with dignity."

"We have lots of footage of Bosco by citizens who go and see him in this deplorable concrete pit, and are concerned," said Debbie Metzler, PETA Associate Director for Captive Animal Law Enforcement.

The owner of Pymatuning Deer Park, Rachelle Sankey, invited 21 News to come to the park and see Bosco. 

Sankey told 21 News that the celebrities PETA uses as mouthpieces have never even been to the animal park.

Sankey also said that Bosco has two areas where he can roam, including a grassy area where they put toys and treats for him to seek out, and that there is no plan to move Bosco from the only home he's ever known. 

At 24-years-old, Bosco has lived twice his life expectancy if he were in the wild.

Sankey said that veterinarians and the three agencies with oversight tell her that if he was to be relocated, it could kill him.