04 Jun '11, 7am

Help Stop Bear Baiting in Pakistan:

Help Stop Bear Baiting in Pakistan:

Bear baiting is a terribly cruel and inhumane blood sport that for the most part still persists in the Punjab and Sindh regions of northern Pakistan. Even though it has been illegal in Pakistan since 1890 -- through the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act -- routine bear baiting events are still being held in the name of public entertainment. It is especially prevalent in the rural tribal regions. At a typical bear baiting event , a bear is tethered to a post in the middle of a stadium. The rope or chain is between 2-5 meters long. The bear's claws have been blunted, his/her canine teeth removed and a nose ring inserted. At least two dogs are then let loose to attack the tethered bear. The dogs are removed when the bear submits; this is seen when the bear rolls on the ground to avoid further attack by the dogs. The bear is forced to do this up to as much as ten times per ...

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