A Group of 17 Bears Rescued from Concrete Pits Feel Earth Under their Paws for First Time


Seventeen bears who were held in captivity in concrete pits are now free to roam outdoors at a beautiful 60-acre sanctuary. The bears were kept at Black Forest Bear Park in Georgia, where they lived miserably in their pits, begging for food from park’s visitors. The female bears were also bred and their cubs taken from them immediately after birth.

Thanks to an investigation by PETA and others, the Black Forest Bear Park in Helen, Georgia, where the bears used to live has also closed down.

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