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Fund-raising for rescued bears
In September 2016, Dawn and Chris undertook a 50 mile trek over the Carpathian Mountains in the Transylvania region of Romania in order to raise money for the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, Romania.
This sanctuary is home to over 70 bears, all of whom have been rescued from inhumane conditions - bears kept in tiny rusted cages in bars and restaurants to entertain customers, bears kept in illegal zoos, dancing bears and so on. Many of these bears have had their teeth and/or claws removed and all of them are too old or frail to survive back in the wild. The sanctuary provides food, medical aid and an environment as close to their own habitat as possible.
We are hoping to visit Romania and the sanctuary again soon and will be setting up a new Just Giving page for anyone who would like to contribute to this amazing cause. Please watch this page for further details.
About the Libearty Bear Sanctuary
The Bear Sanctuary at Zarnesti is home to over 70 bears which have been rescued from tiny cages in restaurants, illegal zoos and other similar situations. Many of the bears are too old, infirm or institutionalized to survive in the wild. At the sanctuary they are able to live out the rest of their lives in safety and comfort with plenty of room to roam around, regular food and medical treatment.
To find out more about the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, click here.
WAP stands for World Animal Protection, and was formerly known as WSPA, World Society for the Protection of Animals. WAP works with organisations and governments around the world to improve the lives of animals and bring an end to animal cruelty.
To visit the WAP website and see more about the wonderful work they do, click here