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Good News: TripAdvisor Will Stop Selling Tickets to Some of the Cruelest Tourist Activities

There was a time when it was believed that dolphins enjoyed swimming with humans. That might have been true when the animals were able to swim with someone by choice but being held captive to perform this kind of action is cruel and inhumane.

There also might have been a time when elephants would have helped a human by letting this person sit on their back. But being forced to carry tourists around has nothing to do with choice or pleasure or freedom.

And to believe that baby tigers would willingly leave their mothers to sit on a tourist’s lap is either very naive or worse.

Trip Advisor has listened. The company will stop supporting this kind of cruelty.

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Black Bears Need Bright Future

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Some people believe that bears are cuddly toys. And cute to watch. But bears grow into imposing creatures and then they often end up in abysmal places. Somewhere in Tennessee, two bears have made it to a better future. But those that had to stay behind also have a right to a bright future, outside of a concrete entrapment into a green life.

“Two Himalayan black bears who had been confined to a tiny cage in a residential backyard by Three Bears General Store Owner Bill DeLozier in Sevierville, Tenn., have been released into their new homes at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. But there are five more bears still being held captive in a virtually barren concrete pit at DeLozier’s store, and they need your help.”

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When Cheating Is Deadly

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

There are people who argue that hunting belongs to the oldest traditions of mankind. This reasoning makes these people believe that it still is correct to kill animals through hunting them down. Arguing back that we also do not want to go back to living in caves might not help here.

In any case: hunting animals who are trapped, bated, tethered, or in any form incapacitated equals torture and murder.

“The state of Alaska is allowing inhumane, unsportsmanlike and scientifically unsound hunting of wolves and bears — and we need your help to stop it.

The controversial practices include baiting brown and black bears into easy shooting range using greasy meat, donuts and dog food; killing bears in their winter dens; and “harvesting” wolf pups and bear cubs.

If not for permanent protective measures now proposed by the National Park Service, even wildlife in our national preserves could be victims of these extreme, cruel practices, allowed elsewhere in the state by Alaska’s Board of Game.”

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Brown Bears and Mining Do Not Mix

Photo: Stop Pebble Mine

Photo: Stop Pebble Mine

Photo: National Wildlife Federation

Photo: National Wildlife Federation

Bears feed on salmon, salmon returns to the same spawning places every year. So the bears come back to these same places every year as well. But if the mining company has the say there will be no more salmon at this place next year. There will be no food for the bears, either.

“Every summer, brown bears gather in the pristine waterways of Alaska’s Bristol Bay to catch salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

But soon, this vast habitat area that is home to brown bears and the largest runs of salmon in the world could be devastated by a massive open pit copper mine.

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of making final decisions about allowing the proposed Pebble Mine project to move forward, and they need to hear from you.”

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When Does the Transition Happen From Holding a Toy Teddy Bear Lovingly To Your Heart to Torturing the Animal Who Looks Just Like This?

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Bears have been mistreated probably since the moment humans were able to capture them. There is no horrific torture humans have come up with that has not been performed on bears.

People grow up holding a cuddly toy teddy bear in their arms. But some time later some humans change into bear haters.

“Bears, who have natural ranges of up to thousands of miles in the wild, are being kept in cramped cages and concrete pits at deplorable roadside facilities across the country that exhibit the animals for profit while disregarding their most basic needs. Many bears at roadside zoos spend most of their waking hours pacing, head-butting the cages, and engaging in other abnormal behavior that is indicative of suffering—all because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disregarded the space, enrichment, dietary, and behavioral needs of captive bears, who recent studies show are just as complex and intelligent as primates.

We need your help to make sure that the USDA enacts stronger regulations for captive bears without further delay—take action now!”

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Der Osten Europas: Baerenhilfe

So sieht ein Wunschplatz für alle Bären aus

So sieht ein Wunschbild für alle Bären aus

Mit der Öffnung Europas nach Osten hat auch der Tierschutz eine Chance, in diesen Ländern Fuss zu fassen. Die Welttierschutzgesellschaft versucht, alle dort noch in Gefangenschaft lebenden Bären zu befreien und ihnen eine möglichst artgerechte Lebensweise zu ermöglichen. 

“Die Welttierschutzgesellschaft setzt sich gemeinsam mit der rumänischen Organisation AMP für jeden einzelnen notleidenden Bären ein. Wir leisten Überzeugungsarbeit, klären Besitzer und die Bevölkerung auf, gehen mit rechtlichen Mitteln gegen schlechte Haltungsbedingungen vor und geben den Bären ein neues Zuhause.

Die 32 Jahre alte Bärendame Elvira tappt vorsichtig durch ihr neues Zuhause und beschnüffelt neugierig die grüne Umgebung. Die Bärin hatte Glück: Nach langen Jahren in einem rumänischen Zoo konnten wir sie in das Bärenschutzzentrum Zarnesti umsiedeln, wo sie nun ihren Lebensabend verbringen wird.

Doch während Elvira Schritt für Schritt ihren neuen, natürlichen Lebensraum erkundet, fristen immer noch unzählige Bären in Rumänien ein trostloses Dasein unter katastrophalen Haltungsbedingungen.

Im Bärenschutzzentrum im rumänischen Zarnesti können die Bären zusammen mit ihren Artgenossen endlich ein bärengerechtes Leben in natürlicher Umgebung führen.

 Hier finden die Bären in einem 70 Hektar großen Waldgebiet endlich

  • ausreichend Platz und eigene Rückzugsmöglichkeiten,
  • ruhige Winterschlafplätze, großzügige Badestellen, hügelige Eichenwälder mit viel Dickicht, Höhlen und Unterholz sowie
  • genügend Nahrung.”


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