Protect the Brown Bear

The brown bear is distributed across the north and west of Iran, mainly within The Alborz and Zagors Mountains. The Alborz Mountains holds a larger population of bears with an estimated population of 500-1000 bears. The present population is decreasing in Iran, mostly due to numerous conflicts between bears and the human population across its range. It is thought that several dozen bears are killed by poachers every year to stop these conflicts, and also by poachers trading in bear products.
These are endangered animals and must be protected, furthermore, animal cruelty and abuse is WRONG and should be stopped. Those who commit such heinous crimes must be persecuted and punished.

Recently a brown bear and its cubs were tortured to death in Iran. This video shows how insensibly two hunters treat brown bears. Unfortunately, it is not the first time that we witness these scenes.

Bearing in mind that Iranian people have had the very old celebration called Bahmangan fiesta, in which they used to avoid eating any type of meat and animal related products and diaries in that special day to show their respect to the nature and specifically the animals. There are many other events in Iranian calender which proves truth respect of people for environment.

Signing this petition is another chance to show that we are animal fans, we try to keep our planet safe,we respect our environment and we are against any savagely  behavior both in animal and human side.

September 18, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
Posted in: Environment