fbpx

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING – his DESPAIR – is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING – his DESPAIR – is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

In a shameful place in the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, a sad and lonely brown bear has lived his whole life locked in a caged enclosure that barely allows him to stand up and stretch. He lives in that cage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, just so the owner can make money from tourists.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Ljubo lives in conditions of daily torture. This poor bear belongs in the forest, but instead, he is confined in a totally unsuitable space, with no room for him to roam, stretch, climb, forage, nest, explore, or socialize.

Even worse, he has no space to hide from a daily onslaught of visitors who come to throw scraps of fruit and vegetables that his owner sells to them to feed him, so they can take selfies for social media.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Ljubo is so traumatized he has resorted to self-harm, repeatedly biting himself.

The story of Ljubo, who is about five years old, is sordid, tragic and sad. He is an exhibit at the laughably named Prihvatiliste i Apurva Životinja Crna Gora (Shelter and Recovery for Animals). His owner claims Ljubo was abandoned on his doorstep when he was a baby – yet suspiciously, this happened shortly after two other baby bears the man owned were confiscated because of unsuitable conditions.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

The authorities should have acted then but took no action to protect Ljubo. Local animal lovers took the owner to court but so far, the authorities have turned a blind eye to the situation, saying it’s difficult for them to solve!

IT IS OUTRAGEOUS! The authorities know that Ljubo is kept in appalling conditions and suffering every day, but they do nothing. Every day Ljubo remains in that cage is another day of shame for Montenegro and another day when animal cruelty goes unchecked. Please join us to fight to give Ljubo a better life.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

With your help, we will tackle the authorities and push them to provide a better life for a bear in despair. With your help, we will fight to IMMEDIATELY get Ljubo better living conditions, and ultimately moved to a proper bear sanctuary.

We simply cannot stop thinking about this desperate bear. We can still see him biting his arms, chewing the bars that cage him, reaching out and staring at us almost beseechingly, surrounded by bits of rotten fruit on the otherwise barren ground around him. We MUST ACT NOW to lobby the government of Montenegro to take action to end this daily misery and cruelty.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Bear experts have verified that Ljubo’s living conditions are atrocious. International guidelines say bear enclosures must be at least 1,000 square meters (1,195 square yards) to allow them at least some semblance of natural behavior, including the ability to hide, forage, climb, walk, and run. Captive bears should also be provided with enrichment activities to stimulate mental health. Ljubo has none of this – just a life locked in hell, standing amid rotting fruit in a tiny, caged enclosure 365 days a year.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

We MUST get him out of there! With your help, we will engage with the Montenegro Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to relocate him to a suitable bear sanctuary.

We have a team on the ground ready to start the fight, but we can only do so with your help.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING - his DESPAIR - is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Please donate right now so that we can fight those that seek profit from cruelty, and get Ljubo out of hell and into a haven where he can live comfortably.

Saving animals and the planet,

Typically thought of as “bad guys”, vultures (who are heading towards EXTINCTION) are actually quite the opposite - they play a crucial role in stopping the spread of deadly diseases!

Campaign Director
Animal Survival International

P.S. *|FNAME|*, time is of the essence because if Ljubo is not rescued soon, his future is very bleak. Scientists know that bears kept in conditions like Ljubo’s suffer serious health problems. Symptoms include decreased muscle mass, depressed cardiovascular health, foot and skeletal issues, and obesity. In addition, they suffer from frustration, anxiety, and boredom. Your donation today will help the fight to save Ljubo from that awful fate.

Ljubo the bear has been held captive in a tiny cage his ENTIRE LIFE! His SUFFERING – his DESPAIR – is BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

Please support us

Your donations help us do our vital work to protect and save animals around the world!