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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Russia Bans 'Sport' Of Shooting Sleeping Bears

The cruel practice of hunting sleeping bears as they hibernate has recently been banned in Russia.

But there are doubts as to whether it will make a difference to the thousands of cubs orphaned by the hunts each year.

Deep in a remote forest in the Tver region, eight baby brown bears are about to receive the third of their four daily feeds.

Normally they would be growing from their mother's milk in the warmth and safety of a natural den, but these babies are in an artificial one being fed by humans.

Their mothers were killed by hunters.

The three-month-olds are being nurtured and strengthened in preparation for their return to the wild.

For a national emblem, bears in Russia are not afforded much respect outside of this now world-renowned sanctuary. Read More