Saturday, June 16, 2007

Setting free the bears

File under: Unintentional Puns (from Dizzyhead Sarah)—

Bulgaria's Last 3 Dancing Bears Freed

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - After a lifetime of brutal
treatment, including walking on burning embers,
Bulgaria's last three dancing bears will get to rest
their paws at a mountain sanctuary, in an apparent end
to the centuries-old performance tradition in the

"Our aim is to make their life more bearable in their
remaining years," Ioana Tomescu of the Austria-based
Four Paws Foundation, which created the sanctuary,
told The Associated Press.



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