Help these bear cubs secure a better future and your gift will have double the impact

Terrified, hungry and near death - this is the state that five traumatized bear cubs were found in after our partners at the Bioresource Research Centre alerted authorities to a vehicle believed to be trafficking captive wildlife.

This Giving Tuesday we have set a target of raising $40,000 to help each of these innocent cubs get the food they need to reach a healthy adulthood AND give the Balkasar bear sanctuary in Pakistan the support it needs to give them and other bears a good home free from cruelty.

Donate today and you can help us reach our goal and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar in support of our Wildlife - Not Entertainers campaign to end cruel practises like bear baiting and bear dancing. This means you’ll be giving these cubs and other animals the gift of freedom from cruelty. Please donate generously today while your gift has double the impact.

Our work to help end bear baiting and dancing

Since 1997, we’ve been working with the Pakistan Bioresource Research Centre to end bear baiting and dancing. As a result, together we've decreased the number of bear baiting events and number of bears forced to dance for tourists dramatically. Bears are now able to live better lives, and so are their owners. Our work includes:

  • Preventing bear baiting events, by working with wildlife officials and local partners to share information.
  • Strengthening legislation and making sure laws banning bear baiting are enforced.
  • Seeking new legislation that will make it illegal to own a bear, or will at least ban the use of bears for baiting, dancing and begging.
  • Reducing demand for bear baiting, by working with teachers, religious leaders and influential landlords to promote animal protection and raise awareness that bear baiting contravenes Islamic teachings.
  • Offering alternative livelihoods for bear owners, so that they leave bear baiting and bear dancing behind for good.
  • Exposing cruelty, by monitoring, uncovering and tackling the exploitation of bears, including bear dancing and begging, which may be increasing as bear baiting declines.
  • Providing sanctuary for bears who are surrendered or rescued from bear baiting – though our ultimate goal is for bears to remain in the wild.

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More than half of our operating income comes from donors like you. We are grateful for your support and promise transparency in how we spend your dollars. We strive to ensure every dollar we spend helps build strong global animal protection programs and a healthy future for the world's animals. Partner with us to protect the animals of the world. Please donate generously today.

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Help protect lives. Please donate generously today while your gift has double the impact. 

*All gifts toward this holiday match will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000 until December 31st, 2018 at midnight.

Four of the bear cubs in the quarantine area at Balkasar Sanctuary.

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