Nature: Bears are dragged into bloody arenas to face pairs of cross-bred bull terriers. Their teeth have been ripped out and their claws blunted, so they are at the mercy of the dogs' vicious teeth.
Incidence: It was reported in 1997 that over 2,000 bear-baitings took place each year in Pakistan, despite the fact that they were banned by law.
Claim: Trainers won't let the bears to be killed, but the animals do not know this. Over and over again, they are fighting for their lives.
Problem Type: J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update 09.12.1999 – 00:00 CET