Bear Enrichment

Ursa Freedom Project members have asked for information about the rehabilitation of Moon Bears that are rescued from bile farms and housed at Animals Asia's bear sanctuaries. This is a complex issue, but Animals Asia masters the explanation. The Animals Asia website discusses general husbandry and management practices for Asiatic Black Bears (Moon Bears), including the “Five Freedoms” of animal welfare that are used by governments and animal organizations worldwide as a basis for assessing captive animal welfare:

* Freedom from hunger and thirst
* Freedom from discomfort
* Freedom from pain, injury or disease
* Freedom to express normal behavior
* Freedom from fear or distress
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