Give two rescued bears vital medication which helps keep them healthy and strong on the road to recovery.
In Pakistan, bears are being cruelly exploited for entertainment. Bears are used for an inhumane blood sport called bear baiting where bears are pitted against trained dogs unable to defend themselves properly. They are also forced to perform on the streets after having been cruelly trained to dance at the sound of a music instrument. In 1997, World Animal Protection joined forces with the Pakistan Bioresource Research Centre (BRC) to bring a permanent end to the tradition of bear baiting and dancing by reducing the number of baiting events, improving the animal welfare laws in Pakistan and to make sure all known bears used for entertainment are rescued and housed appropriately at BRC’s sanctuary in Balkasar.
Since the start of the Balkasar Sanctuary project in Pakistan, 70 bears have been rescued from bear baiting and dancing. Currently, there are 40 bears living in peace in the sanctuary, all thanks to donors like you. The sanctuary is about 17 acres and split into two enclosures giving all of the bears living there plenty of space to roam around. In addition, there are two pools, natural climbing structures, and denning places that allow the bears to perform all of the natural behaviors.