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If the images you have seen of Polar Bears in Circuses bothers you, than join the rest of us.
The Ivanovo circus in Russia and their two trainers Yulia Denisenko & Yuriy Khokhlov are responsible for a life of misery for the Polar Bears they torture day in and day out. These bears are forced to sing, dance, ice skate and play football all while being threatened with violence if they do not perform. The trainers have unashamadly and openly discussed the violent routine involved to 'break' these bears while they are still cubs to enforce submissive behaviour towards the trainers as they grow.
The RSPCA, has said "on average, a Polar Bear's enclosure is about one-millionth of the area of its minumum range in the wild".
They added: "Even compared to zoos, circus cages and pens provide a very restricted amount of space."
PETA’s Associate Director, Elisa Allen said: "We have spoken to trainers for Russian circuses who burn bears with cigarettes, strike them with metal bars and use other torture methods, in addition to forcing cubs to stand on their hind legs by chaining them to a wall so that they will strangle if they attempt to return to a natural all-fours stance.
"Many cubs die before the harsh training even begins because of the stress of capture, gruelling transportation conditions, food deprivation, dehydration and extremely rough handling.
"The survivors often have the tops of their muzzles pierced with hot needles and a rope threaded through the holes in their septum – they perform under the constant threat of punishment."
Polar Bears belong in the wild where they can travel long distances, hunt & swim. They do not belong in a circus, zoo or any kind of captivity.
There are many petitions circulating that have been created to bring awareness to this barbaric circus and to rescue the Polar Bear from this torurous life. Please sign, share and help shine a spotlight on this abhorent cruelty.