By Alex Glenn •
Published: 18 Oct 2021 • 7:40
‘Jealous’ brown bear attacks pregnant circus performer. The horrific attack took place in front of screaming children.
The shocking bear attack happened at a performing animal circus. The show was taking place in Oryol, Russia. The bear attacked its trainer. It did not give up even when two men attempted to free the woman. The bear carried on with attack as it was hit with “blows with a whip”.
Animal rights campaigners have called for animal circuses to be banned again. Before the act went wrong two bears had been performing along with two trainers.
The woman was finally rescued from the bear. She was rushed to a hospital by ambulance. The woman only suffered from “two scratches and a slight bruise”.
Her unborn baby was unharmed in the attack. The pregnant trainer believes that the bear could have attacked her out of jealousy over her pregnancy.
The trainer explained: “I literally have two scratches and a slight bruise on my leg.
“With the animal, too, everything is fine, and my baby, all is normal.”
She added: “Perhaps it was jealousy to some extent, since I am pregnant. There can be many nuances.
“I will, of course, deal with this incident with more experienced colleagues.
“At the moment, the bear behaves to me the same way as usual. It behaves affectionately and fondly again as if nothing happened.”
According to reports, the bear had been witnessed in an agitated state before the show.
The shocking incident is being investigated by the Russian Investigative Committee. A source explained: “The investigation is undertaking a set of measures to establish all the circumstances of the incident, interviewing circus employees, and witnesses.”
Animal rights groups believe that circuses should not involve animal performances. Irina Novozhilova is part of the VITA animal rights group. She commented: “No circus conditions will be humane for one simple reason.
“Training goes hand in hand with cruelty…. Circuses are always cruel beyond limits.
“And circuses with animals should be banned.”
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