Three bears are more affected in the Armenian holiday complex because the rescue bid of animal charities fails
Three bears are more affected in the Armenian holiday complex because the rescue bid from the British animal charity fails
- Bears trapped in a cage in the Armenian resort come within hours of freedom
- British animal charity says the owner has ‘suddenly changed his mind’ about freeing bears
- Animal rescue workers say the bears are psychologically damaged in the enclosure
Three bears are still trapped in a cage at a resort, despite a British animal charity arriving within hours of an agreement to free them.
The bears have been kept for years at The MJA Resort, a restaurant and hotel complex in the south of the country.
Animal rescue workers say the bears are psychologically damaged and need to go to an animal shelter.
The bears have been kept for years at Resort MJA, a restaurant and complex in the south of the country
But they claim the resort owner “suddenly changed his mind” about getting rid of the bears.
Alan Knight of International Animal Rescue said, “The owner uses the bears to attract guests, but he cares more about the health of his bank balance than these poor animals.
He was concerned about lockdown under the corona virus and wanted to get rid of the bears, but he clearly had reservations. The bears are in bad shape.
“It is a woman and two younger men. Their teeth and general health urgently need attention. ‘
The bears can be seen above in their enclosure. The British animal organization International Animal Rescue came within hours of an agreement to free them
Charity workers claim the resort owner ‘suddenly changed his mind’ about getting rid of the bears
The MJA Resort has reportedly claimed to the charity that it treats the animals well.
Based in Sussex, the International Animal Rescue charity works with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets to cut bears free in Armenia and take them to a sanctuary in the hills.
Some of these animals are then released back into the wild.
Mr. Knight said, “We are currently expanding our reserve because there are so many bears in need of help.”
One of the bears is pictured above sitting in the cage in Armenia. Animal rescue workers say the bears are psychologically damaged and need to go to an animal shelter