NEW DELHI: The sight of poorly fed and badly treated bears being forced to dance on the streets of India is a thing of the past as a campaign to wipe out the practice has finally borne fruit, activists say.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and India-based Wildlife SOS, which runs sanctuaries for bears, have also declared an end to the practice in the last few months, 40 years after a government ban in 1972.
- Since the 13th century, bears have been forced to dance for the entertainment of humans.
- In India, bear cubs were purchased from poachers for about $22.00
THE PROCESS OF FORCE
- The process of force began by hammering a hot iron rod through a cub’s sensitive snout.
- The bear cub’s teeth and claws were removed
- A threaded rope was inserted through the snout so that the bear can…
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Mike ~ Like all of the postings about mistreatment of animal spirits, there’s an upside and a downside. In this instance, the upside is that India is putting a stop to this practice. The downside is that at this very moment, the bears of India, the bears worldwide and literally millions of innocent, sentient beings are suffering and being killed in unspeakable ways at the hands of man. I write in hopes of influencing a change of heart, mind and spirit of those who might otherwise be uneducated or worse . . . indifferent. Thanks for being present. I read your posts consistently and very much appreciate them. ~Gerean
Thank you for the reblog. Thank you for all that you do to raise public awareness and influence empathy and compassion relating to the suffering of living beings all over the world. Blessings on those who give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. ~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits
What they do to those bears is truly hideous. Thanks for drawing attention to it – mike