Confiscate Sonja the Bear
  • Petitioned Fatmir Mediu

This petition was delivered to:

Fatmir Mediu

Confiscate Sonja the Bear

    1. Petition by

      PAPA Grup

      Tirana, AL

Sonja is not the only dancing bear in Albania but she is probably the youngest. Young brown bears –an endangered species in Albania – are usually taken from the mountains after their mothers are killed or are imported from neighboring countries. Most of them are confined in private zoos, in miserable conditions. They are bred incessantly and no attention is paid to their wellbeing and natural needs. Baby bears often are cannibalized or attacked by large males. Some of these bears are used as circus animals and they travel the country with their owners, until they die or are sold off somewhere else. However, this campaign is focused on Sonja, a young cub known to us as the dancing bear of Saranda. Sonja has been held captive from a very young age and is used by her captors to make money while she is forced to dance or sit for people to take pictures with her. She lives in appalling conditions, is malnourished and is often mistreated. With this petition we are asking the Ministry of Environment to confiscate Sonja from her owners. By releasing Sonja we will quite possibly save her life, but also make a strong case for the protection and rehabilitation of other captive wild animals suffering in this country.
For more info on Sonja and this campaign please visit PAPA’s page on Facebook or write to us at papa.grup@gmail.com.
Thanks for helping us free Sonja!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Marian Eikelhof ROTTERDAM, ND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Every animal needs to be treated with respect and dignity.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Conrad Penman KIRKCALDY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is so sick why do this they are Gods Animals. leave them alone.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Marieke Bouman GOUDSWAARD, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because those animals have the right to be just bear!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • SILVIA SOCCOL LIEGE, BELGIUM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Protection des Animaux

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • cristina freitas LISBOA, PORTUGAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      The more i meet people....the more i love animals....

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.