We all love bears. Our children grow up with their most favorite Teddy Bear, a symbol for real bears. How did Teddy Bears get their name?
The teddy bear is named after U.S. President Theodore “Teddy" Roosevelt. In 1902, President Roosevelt participated in a bear-hunting trip in Mississippi. While hunting, Roosevelt declared the behavior of the other hunters “unsportsmanlike" after he refused to kill a bear they had captured.
Unfortunately bears are some of the most cruelly treated animals.
Used as dancing bears,used to beg from tourists put through horrific pain to extract their bile from their Gallbladders, entrapped in roadside zoos,isolated in zoos, and forced to perform unnatural acts for entertainment in circuses.
Hunted for their fur and hot as trophies by cruel hunters who hang their heads on their walls.
Then there is the horrific practice of Bear Baiting, where a bear is tied to a stake, his claws and teeth painfully extracted and, dogs are set upon him. He has no chance of defending himself. It is barbaric. I am sure you will agree. Will you speak up for bears?