BORN TO BE WILD, NOT KEPT CAP­TIVE

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In th­ese cir­cuses, the bears were rou­tinely con­fined in­side cages the size of dog ken­nels when not per­form­ing, de­priv­ing them of the op­por­tu­nity to roam the way they nor­mally would in the wild, while also keep­ing them from hi­ber­nat­ing safely. This brings them psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­tress, arthri­tis, pres­sure sores, and other se­ri­ous health is­sues.

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