Tag: Bears in Pakistan

Bear Baiting Continues in Sindh; Ghotki Event Intercepted

On January 5, 2015, at around midday, the Sindh Wildlife Department intercepted a bear baiting event involving seven bears near the Noor Pir Shrine in Taluka Dharki in District Ghotki. Three bears were rescued while four were taken away by the culprits. Unfortunately, all the organizers escaped from the scene. The bears were later moved […]

Bear Baiting Aborted in the Punjab

On the morning of May 7, 2014, at around 3 am, a large-scale bear-baiting event was planned in Pind Dadan Khan, District Jhelum by powerful landlords, Faisal, Sarfraz, and Ataa Bhatti.  The event had all the hallmarks of an illegal activity:  surreptitiously-planned, organized well in advance and held in a secret location with most of […]

A New Life For Zorro

WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and BRC (Bioresource Research Centre) estimate that around 40-45 bears remain in captivity for use in the brutal blood sport of bear baiting. In March 2014, one more of these long-suffering animals was surrendered to our partners in Pakistan, the (BRC). The male bear was handed over […]

World Society for the Protection of Animals Helps Pakistani Bears

WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals), a UK based charity, is currently working with Mr Fakhar Abbas and the Bioresource Research Centre of Pakistan (BRC) to permanently end the tradition of bear baiting in Pakistan, and therefore the world. Together it is working with wildlife officials, local religious leaders, political key figures and former […]

The Plight of Dancing Bears

Many Pakistani people are now entertained by the ‘dancing bears’ show. Bears, kept in heavy chains, are forced to perform circus-like degrading tricks on the streets, as people tune in and pay to see this heartless show. What people do not realize is the fact that there is nothing entertaining about these shows. Bears are […]

What Can Be Done to Stop Cruelty to Dancing Bears?

Run awareness programs to educate the public about bear rights. Initiate education and awareness projects for school children. Create awareness amongst the public and the tourists not to encourage bear dancing and watch such shows. Ask the law enforcement officials to prevent cubs being poached, and prevent the capture of cubs by training forest guards […]