This year a Chinese festival has sparked controversy by including black bears doing balancing tricks for the audience. One bear with its mouth bound by a leather strap was forced to skip a rope held by his trainer.
Another bear was forced up on a high wire for the six-minute show. At the end of the show two bears climbed on a steel chair throwing hoops around their necks and then appear to be clapping under orders from their trainers.
This unfortunate and cruel behavior has to stop. No animal should be forced and beaten to perform trick for human entertainment.
Please sign the petition to tell the event organizers that this is both unnecessary and unacceptable.