A Life With Constant Pain For The Dancing Bears

Gosho on the streetsThe music plays. The bear stomps it’s feet and moves about. WSPAPeople smiling, taking photos, throw some money to the ‘trainer’.

Take a step closer and look at the rope or chain that goes from the trainers hand up through the nose or are fastened in the nostrils with a big iron ring. Imagine the pain that shoots through the bears body every time it gets pulled. WSPA

The bears are poached from the wild as cubs and mostly it involves killing the mother who wants nothing more than defend her baby. Ripped away from the mothers love and safety, the cubs that survives are sold to a trainer who start the long painful road for a cub who just recently ran around in freedom, knowing nothing of the pain that awaits.

The trainer jam a hot poker or piece of metal through the snout or lip to make a permanent hole through which a rope is anchored to control the bear. This is being done without any anaesthesia at all. The trainer also break or knock out the cubs teeth’s so it wont be able to bite. The claw’s are either pulled out or clipped short. They get beaten with sticks to teach the cub to stand and move its hind legs. And to make it move as the trainer want he pulls the rope which cause great pain.Four paws

To make the bear dance they force the young cubs up on hot plates above burning logs. To avoid the pain the cub lifts it’s feet’s over and over while music is being played. This is to make the bear associate music with the torture, so every time they ‘perform’ the bear does what the public think is dancing when the truth is that it remembers the horrible burning pain… This goes on for weeks or months until the bear perform as the owner wants.

With a diet that consists of mainly (if any) of sugar, alcohol and bread they travel from town to town with their owner who often is so poor that they can hardly feed their own family. These bears are severely malnourished and can go blind and suffer other complications associated to that.

Whilst huge progress has been made towards decimating dancing bears from the world the practice continues in a number of countries. Siberia, Pakistan and Nepal are countries that still with high probability use dancing bears. In Bulgaria reports are indicating that the last bear was saved in 2007. Serbia in Russia had the last dancing bears saved in 2012, but there are too few reports coming out, so no one really know how many there is left. In Spain there have been no reports since 2007. In India it’s Illegal but the poaching and use of bears for street entertainment continues although in much smaller scale thanks to numerous animal organisations hard work. Chitra, rescued in December 2008 by international animal rescueWe need to stop this, people who find this ”entertaining” need to know what they are supporting. The bear that is widely used as dancing bears are the sloth bear, a bear that is at risk of extinction due to hunting and smaller habitats. One thing that is unique with this termite eating bear is that the mother carry her babies on her back, which other bears don’t. This ”entertainment” from the middle ages should have stayed there. Dancing Bears 13 02 2003

Petitions:

Change.org
Arcturos

Sources:

Four paws
Bear conservation UK
Britannica
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45 thoughts on “A Life With Constant Pain For The Dancing Bears

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  2. If I had my way. Anyone responsible for any cruelty to animals, would be subjected to the same horrific treatment. I would strip them to nudity, chain them to a truck and drag them to their death.

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  4. Anyone who can enjoy watching the suffering of animals should be put out of his misery quickly. He’s not worth Walking this planet.

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  5. Humans are not evolving. When we find amusement in the suffering of those who are powerless to defend themselves, humanity is at an all time low. God, this is wrong……

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  6. It’s not just the “trainers” who are completely sick and twisted in the head. Any passer by who would find any entertainment in seeing this needs to be evaluated as well. If I saw this while traveling I might just be locked up in a foreign jail for beating someone down and taking their bear out of that scenario. This kind of sick shit has to stop.

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  7. We live in a culture of brutality, from this kind of thing to eating animals and their secretions, when plenty of whole plants are available. As long as we eat and enslave animals, we will never be free.

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  8. The barbaric things that humans do to animals is sickening. Culturally traditional, is no excuse for this cruelty to continue in today’s society, we know better, we know that animals have all the feelings and senses that we do.

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  9. WHAT IS BEING DONE GLOBALLY TO BAN THIS DISGUSTING TRADE IN DANCING BEARS?! IS THERE IMPROVEMENT IN THE SITUATION SO THAT THERE IS AN END TO THIS UNBEARABLE CRUELTY? PLEASE ADVISE, AND IF THERE ARE PETITIONS, PROTESTS, WHATEVER, PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO ME SO I CAN BE INVOLVED IN HELPING TO END THIS BARBARIC CRUELTY!

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    • Oh you are right, then people would wake up. Will never understand how they can stay quiet when animals are just as innocent as children. And thank you for having such a big heart!🙂

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  10. The day all the poeple who inhabit this our JOINED planet and at the same time realize that animals are sentient beings – capable of love, maternal feeliing, compassion and at the opposite scale – fear, pain, loss of a loved one, mourning and loneliness the whole spectrum of emotions ~ maybe then we will truly be equal to animals ~ because today WE ARE NOT

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    • Agree with you, and will never understand how you can look in a animals eyes and not see the soul and all the emotions you mentioned. And animals don’t possess the cruelty that mankind sadly do..

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  11. People’s cruelty to animals never ceases to amaze me. The countries where these animals are abused don’t seem to have any laws forbidding this activity, and if they do they’re obviously not enforced. Words fail me.

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