is always heartbreaking to see a wild animal held in captivity! Even in
Zoos! However, at least in zoos they take good care of animals most of
the time, and they employ experts who know what those animals need to
lead relatively normal and healthy life. That does not change the fact
that they are caged though.
keep a wild animal in private ownership – that is a completely
different matter altogether! In the recent past a lot of circuses and
private “entertainers” used to capture and train bears to perform
various tricks for money. They’d take them from place to place, to
fairs, gatherings and whatnot. It goes without saying that this kind of
life is full of suffering for these wonderful animals.
video tells a story about Fifi, a beautiful 30-year-old bear who lived a
life not unlike the one we have described above. For the first ten
years of her life she was forced to perform confusing tricks, and she
spent the rest of her life (around 20 years) in a small rusty cage with
concrete floor. When PETA and The Animal Sanctuary discovered her in
2015 she was extremely thin and she suffered from untreated arthritis.
spending only 5 months in The Animal Sanctuary’s wonderful facility in
Colorado something beautiful happened! The transformation was amazing!
Watch this video to see how Fifi is doing now!