“It is sickening to see Tim the bear, or any wild animal, being exploited in this way, with absolute disregard for their well-being, their physical needs, and the safety of the public,” Creamer said about Tim’s latest appearance. “Thankfully, governments around the world are taking action to end such shameful scenes. For animals like poor Tim, change cannot come soon enough.”
Sadly, circus bears have to endure brutal training processes to perform the way they do — trainers will whip, hit or shock them with electric prods to get them to behave in certain ways. And when they’re not training or performing, they’re usually chained up or locked in tiny, barren cages.