Saving the dancing bears
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The man who saved Bulgaria's dancing bears

In 1998 brown bears were declared a protected species in Bulgaria and the ancient tradition of forcing them to dance for people's entertainment became illegal.

Witness hears from Dr Amir Khalil, a veterinarian who helped establish a bear sanctuary in Bulgaria to look after the retired animals.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 01 Aug 2018
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