Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor

Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor
Picture by Justin Wyatt
To read Hilary's story buy this special book...

This magical story has a touch of the supernatural. When an injured crane is found and nursed, something happens, something magical and inspiring...

Gentle Footprints launched- AS SEEN ON TV

Gentle Footprints was officially launched Fri June 4th at the Hay Festival with guest speaker Virginia McKenna and some of the authors

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Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Animal Anthology To Raise Funds for Born Free

Bridge House Publishing announce new book coming Spring 2010. For more about Bridge House please see their website.
This book is the annual charity book for Born Free...if you want to get involved with promoting and selling this book- email me!

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Friday, 5 February 2010

Dancing Bear Facts

Finally for my Week of the Bear here are some dancing bear facts.

  • Dancing bears are usually taken as very small cubs with the majority of them being captured and mutilated at 1 years old or younger.
  • The people who capture and train the bears in Pakistan and India are called 'madaris'. Although the practice is illegal it still goes on.
  • Holes are burned through the bar's noses and ropes are threaded through. Pulling on the rope is one way to make the bears dance.
  • Bears are forced to dance up to 12 hours per day and their training is mainly managed through pain and starvatin.
  • Most bears live less than a third as long as they would have done in the wild.

So I hope you have enjoyed my Week of the Bear (if enjoy is the right word?!?). Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting.

Next week we have the Week of the Lion.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks fpr a great week of posts Dulcie. I couldn't reply sooner as was with Gill in Hampshire visiting Richard Adams this weekend! Will post about that tomorrow.

    But great great job!