Bear baiting is one of the most barbaric acts of inhumanity. This article is about it going on in Pakistan, but it also goes on in the United States!
STRAIGHT FROM THE WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS:
The brutal but lucrative contests are organized by powerful local landlords. They own and train the dogs, which are also victims of this 'sport', encouraging ferocity in attack situations.
The bears are owned by Kalanders – traditional bear owners –who are paid by the landlords to bring the bears to fight.
Bear baiting is banned by the Pakistan Wildlife Act and contravenes Islamic teachings, which forbid the baiting of animals.
Taking actionDogs attack during a bear baiting event, Pakistan
© WSPA/Mark RissiWSPA and member society the Pakistan Biodiversity Research Center (PBRC) have helped to dramatically reduce the number of bear baiting events in recent years, by:
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"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created
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