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Rescuing the Bears

Nepal’s Last Known Dancing Bears Freed:

‘The longtime tradition of bear dancing, derided for its cruel training methods, is coming to an end in Nepal.

Nepalese law enforcement, with the help of the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal and the London-based nonprofit World Animal Protection, recently removed two sloth bears named Rangeela and Sridevi from their handlers…

“We know that Rangeela and Sridevi were suffering in captivity since they [were] poached from the wild and their muzzles were pierced with hot iron rods.”…’

Via National Geographic