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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