Towards the end of last year, we discovered the SHOCKING CONDITIONS in which five-year-old brown bear Ljubo is kept. Imprisoned alone in a tiny enclosure in Montenegro, he is visibly traumatized and so stressed he self-harms, repeatedly biting his arm and the bars of his cage.
We KNEW we had to do everything in our power to rescue Ljubo and move him to a bear sanctuary, but this takes time and…
…SUDDENLY, the situation has become even more concerning!
Late last month, more than a dozen other animals at the zoo died sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths. The authorities are investigating, but we tremble for the safety of Ljubo, and all the animals that have survived so far.
FOURTEEN ANIMALS dead in a single day where Ljubo is STILL cruelly caged.
We MUST NOT LET LJUBO BE NEXT!
Please, be as generous as you are able today.
The dead included an emu, ostrich, camel, badger, two Vietnamese pigs, a ram, an African pygmy goat, three dogs and a Shetland pony.
The deaths remain a mystery and investigations continue, with the country’s prosecutor office now at the helm of the investigation. Meanwhile, Ljubo’s owner persists in keeping him in a cruel cage in spite of mounting legal and government pressure.
The most recent deaths under mysterious circumstances are terribly worrying. We MUST redouble our efforts to GET LJUBO OUT of this place (ironically called Shelter and Recovery of Animals of Montenegro).
(As for the “recovery” – all we see is the abject suffering of feeling beings and unexplained deaths of precious animals held in captivity.)
The “shelter” that Ljubo has is a cage barely large enough for him to stand up. He is so distressed that he self-harms, repeatedly biting his arms and the bars that cage him. Tourists are encouraged to throw fruit scraps at him and pose beside his cage for selfies. It is despicable that any wild animal should be subjected to this daily torture so money can be made through his suffering.
How many more animals must die before authorities take action?
We will rally them DAILY to save Ljubo and any other animals in harm’s way, but we have to do more.
Ljubo is a PRISONER – but his only ‘crime’ was to be caged as a cub by a man who profits from his pain and suffering.
Rescuing Ljubo will take a combination of government and legal action, and the latest developments mean we have to work even more intensively. Officials have been alerted, and we are working with the veterinary administration, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ecological inspection to conduct an urgent inspection of the zoo, along with an independent bear expert.
We dearly hope we can count on your donation because, make no mistake, vested interests will do everything they can to stop us from freeing Ljubo. If there is to be a happy ending for Ljubo, our supporters are his best hope. Please, donate right away, and help us continue the fight to FREE LJUBO.