Pakistan bear sanctuary will be extended
The backbone of our work for bears being used for entertainment has always been our ability to rescue bears and house them in sanctuaries where they can be given the best possible care for the rest of their lives
Since 2010, our partner, the Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan, has provided care to bears surrendered from cruel baiting and dancing practices.
Through the reputation of the sanctuary and the wonderful staff that work there, Balkasar has served as an example of the natural environment bears should live in to high-profile Pakistan stakeholders (ministers, landlords, and religious leaders).
We aim to continue our relationship with these bears and inspire the movement to remove entertainment bears from intolerable living conditions.
We're planning to extend the sanctuary to help provide space for the remining captive "dancing" and baiting bears in Pakistan.