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Thanks to You... Final Curtains Close on India's Cruellest Dance

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- 1298 days ago -
Nearly 400 bears rescued from lives 'of dancing' are receiving special care and treatment in centres managed by Wildlife SOS, International Animal Rescue and Free the Bears, with the Indian government. Without your fantastic support these bears would not

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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:08 am

Great News! - Still so much to do, so many projects, that one can never rest easy on the laurels of one success story.


Nearly 400 bears rescued from lives 'of dancing' are receiving special care and treatment in centres managed by Wildlife SOS, International Animal Rescue and Free the Bears, with the Indian government. Without your fantastic support these bears would not have been given a brighter future.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:59 am
Its great news Is this only Indias though what about Pakistans

S&N thanks

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:16 am
Wonderful news. It's a start

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:34 am
Nice to know that public opinion can cause change. Hallelujah for these bears!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:44 am
good news...

Joy M. (33)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:02 pm
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Such a great victory!!! I wish China would take notice and shut down their horrific bear bile farms!!

Winn Adams (203)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:04 pm

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:05 pm
gladly noted

Joy McRonald (168)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:23 pm
This is a great start.. noted.. Thanks

Malgorzata Zmuda (195)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:33 pm
dobra wiadomość

Shana M. (56)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:37 pm
Thank you Cher! Its uplifting to hear such wonderful news like this every now and then! :-)

Dianne D. (491)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:08 pm
That's great news. Hope the government will heavily fine those that are hiding the bears and continue the practice.

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:35 pm
Excellent news.
It's a good start

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:40 pm
Great news!!

Jaime Alves (51)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:36 pm
Good, about time.!!

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:43 pm
Fantastic to read-thanks

mary a. (2)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:44 pm
I love, love, love it when there is a triumph like this. It gives me hope to keep trying.

Beth M. (238)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:53 pm

marie T. (163)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:01 pm
We must be grateful for small mercies It is a start

Marliese B. (69)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thank you Cher. Great news!

Christeen Anderson (659)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:33 pm
Yea. I'm doing a happy dance now myself. Thank you.

Ruth M. (235)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:38 pm
Great news here's to many more success stories!

Lisa W. (143)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:40 pm
Thanks for the great news, we still have much to do, but this is wonderful! Noted, thanks Cher

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:56 pm
Good news

Nancy M. (198)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:15 pm
Good news, Thanks.

Barb Knight (1699)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:20 pm
Woo-Hoo!! WTG!! Thnx Cher-Tiger!! xxxxxxx

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:36 pm
Good news. It is also important to note that WSPA also tries to get the former bear owners a new livelihood- how is a person supposed to care about a bear if their own family is hungry and has no medical care?

pam w. (138)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:44 pm
I saw this HORROR outside Agra and SCREAMED at the man who was making the bear ''dance." He looked blankly at me---this was his living.


Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:12 pm

Ruth C. (141)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:23 pm
Super terrific news!!!

lori c. (29)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:58 pm

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:26 pm
Good news, now it's time to go after those that milk bears for their bile. That is a cruel and tortured existence.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:14 pm
Really good news. : )

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:32 pm
Thank goodness!

Tal H. (10)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:13 am

SANJA l. (96)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:17 am
Fantastic news! Made me happy!

Ludger W. (71)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:19 am
really good news

Joy Wong (99)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:23 am
Thanks for the good news.

Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:50 am
Good start :D
noted with hope & thanks...

Julia R. (295)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:55 am
Absolutely fantastic news! So happy to hear this! Now we really need to focus on shutting down the entire bear bile industry and freeing those poor bears that are still suffering so much every minute, every hour, every day, and every year of their lives for 20 years and then when they no longer can produce bile, they are killed! Thank you for sharing this good news about no more dancing bears!

Gvapo T. (22)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:08 am
good news
I agree with Barbara D.

Julie E. (422)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:12 am

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:15 am
Happily noted.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:08 am
great news

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:32 am
Wonderful news! Thanks.

Danuta Watola (1264)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:20 am

Many Feathers (139)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:22 am
noted on tippy toes!

Viviane leklens (10)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:41 am
great news because l am fighting allready years for this cruelty to stop! but still it will happen and l feel so sorry for that :(

Michael Kirkby (97)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:40 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:32 am
This horrendous cruelty should have ended years ago. Glad that its being stopped now and that the bears are being cared for but really, this should never have been allowed to go on and on. These poor animals - how could they even defend themselves against barbarians like us.

Amy E. (66)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:50 am

Karen Avery (118)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:25 am
Great News!!!!!

Sandi C. (151)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:54 am
good to hear.

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:31 pm
Thank you Cher for a piece of joy.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:42 pm
Some "Folk Traditions" are definitely NOT worth preserving.

Suzanne Site Problems (131)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:54 pm

cynthia AWAY b. (207)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:36 pm
thx for sharing this good news Remeber we are ALL connected

Liz No FWDS Gillard (71)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted and happy tears for a change,great news to know these beautiful bears will be dancing no more and are now at last able to know freedom and compassion in a sanctuary,so happy for the bears,now hoping that the vile bear bile farms will be shut and these poor suffering bears will know freedom from their barbaric life also hoping that the bears that are used for baiting will suffer no more,together WE make a difference,THANK YOU everyone for caring.Liz Xx

Diane B. (275)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:52 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:59 am
This is such good news. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Crowe (86)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:58 am
I am so glad these bears are released from such a horrid life! At least now, they can just be 'Bears' and NOT 'dancing bears.'
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