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Bears in improper conditions near Ruse - Bulgaria

This message was sent also via e-mail to WWF Bulgaria:

Dear madame/sir,
I visited today May 12 2012, Lipnik Park in Nikolovo, near Ruse, Bulgaria.
I was unpleasantly surprised to find there two brown bears kept in small cages, in totally improper conditions.
The two brown bears live in very small places made out exclusively of iron and concrete, surrounded by waste, own feces and dirty water.
Please find the attached photos of the place and a KML file to show approximate position of cage.
Please take the necessary measures to ensure that those bears will be moved out of there and treated in a proper manner.
If possible, please confirm receiving this e-mail and inform me about the result of this information.

Best regards,
Radu Iordache
raduiordache@yahoo.com
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  • Miriam (Official Rep) May 13, 2012 08:44
    Thank you for contacting us about cruelty to animals.

    The focus of WWF's work is on environmental and species conservation and not on campaign issues related to cruelty towards animals. We suggest you contact organizations which are specifically working on these issues. These include:

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - www.ifaw.org
    World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) - http://www.wspa.org.au
    American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - www.aspca.org
    RSPCA (UK) - www.rspca.org.uk
    RSPCA (Australia) - www.rspca.org.au

    You could also contact your local WWF office and they may be able to provide more information about other local organizations who may be able to help. Their contact details (along with website URLs) of all our offices around the world are available at:
    http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/who_we...

    All the best
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