Brown Bear Den Hunt Ban Adopted in Russia
The ban is a great news not only for bears but for us as humans. Russian officials managed to overcome so called centuries old traditions for the Bear den hunt in Russia. where it was equal for such symbols of Russia as vodka, caviar, Matreshka doll.
It is great day: The long waited ban for the brown bear den is adopted! And even so, still brown bear cubs need your help.
It was a long struggle for us as well, which brought us to today's victory for bears. What does the ban means for bears? That means that any more the mother bears will be disturbed from their hibernation in dens by the barking hunting dogs. when there is no escape and the only fate is to get bullet from several hunters, who are just waiting for the scared mother to rush out from the den.
Mother is killed. but that is not the end of the cruel story, there are tiny bear cubs left behind in the den. As that is in the winter in the quietness of the den shelter. That mother bears give birth to their cubs and nurse them. There were not less the thousand bear cubs left orphan all over Russia, presumably even more up to five thousands.
For sixteen years IFAW provides support to the Orphaned Bear Rehabilitation Center where orphan bear cubs get the second chance for life: Through these years more than 150 cubs were released back to the forest:
The ban is a great news not only for bears but for us as humans. Russian officials managed to overcome so called centuries old traditions for the Bear den hunt in Russia. where it was equal for such symbols of Russia as vodka, caviar, Matreshka doll. That was possible, because IFAW ran a campaign to forbid the hunt and it was supported by thousands and thousands of our supporters, who wrote letters to the President, prime minister, and Parliament!
Through Animal Action Week about half a million Russians signed the petition to stop
the den hunt. It became obvious to the Russian government that the time has come to stop this barbaric hunt: The bad traditions has to be terminated, and so it should be.
Help support the International Fund for Animal Welfare "Name and Orphaned Bear Cub for Earth Day" contest by donating and telling your friends about the effort here: http://bit.ly/ifawnameacub