Petition: End Circus Bear Acts in Russia. It’s Not Entertainment, It’s Cruelty.

"OUR WORLD"

by: Care2 Team
target: Pres. Vladimir Putin

48,878 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

Earlier this month, a shocking video appeared online showing a Russian circus bear being beaten by its trainers in the city of Volgograd. The video begins with the bear – leashed and muzzled – sliding down a slide on a strange wheeled contraption as if it were surfing. When it comes to a stop, it focuses on one of its trainers and goes in for the attack.

The attack is accompanied by the sound of screaming children as parents look on in horror while the bear is being beaten with sticks by other circus workers.

Watching the bear go from docile prop to powerful wild beast to a cowering giant – all within a matter of seconds – is heartbreaking.

This bear has no idea why it is being forced to do these ridiculous tricks. And when he…

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