When we talk about animals, we mainly think of them as being our pets.
Sure, some animals may provide us with fantastic company, and we can return the favor by providing them with a roof over their heads, love, and all the care they need to live a happy life.
However, believing that humans own animals is a mistake, particularly when it comes to wild creatures. Still, some individuals believe it is OK to abuse animals and limit their right to freedom in order to earn a fast profit. Many wild animals are kept in small, dirty cages against all rules and laws so that they can be used for profit.
Whether we’re thinking about the circus, private zoos, or event animals, what lies behind it all can be summed up in one word: ex.p.l.o.i.tation.
Tuffy the bear was freed after years of life on a bear bile farm. Bile bears are bears that are kept in captivity so that their bile, which is a digestive fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, can be taken out. Some people who practice traditional Chinese medicine use this fluid, which is made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.
This video depicts Tuffy’s delight as he leaps into his pool at an animal refuge.