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Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in International, Law | 0 comments

India’s ‘Dancing Bears’ Retire in Animal Rights Victory

India’s ‘dancing bears’ retire in animal rights victory (via AFP)

The sight of poorly fed and badly treated bears being forced to dance on the streets of India is a thing of the past as a campaign to wipe out the practice has finally borne fruit, activists say. The tradition of forcing sloth bears to dance for entertainment dates back to the 13th century, when trainers…