A mom’s worst nightmare is to have her child taken from her, however at Bear Nation U.S.A., infants had been ripped from their nurturing moms at simply 1 to 2 months previous with the intention to be placed on show.
Terrified 4-week-old wolf puppies huddled collectively and trembled after a supervisor stole them from their moms. He admitted to throwing firecrackers into the den to scare the protecting moms away.
Employees defined how they traumatized mom bears by jamming a “big” fiberglass pole and tossing explosive bottle rockets into the dens to scare them out, they usually ran chainsaws with out the chain with the intention to drown out the sound of the new child bears wailing for his or her moms as employees shuffled the cubs right into a van.
“Somewhat bit unhealthy on the morals, you understand, stealing youngsters and taking them to a white van.”
—Bear Nation U.S.A. grounds crew member
In nature, black bear cubs spend practically two years by their mom’s aspect, studying foraging abilities from her, enjoying with their siblings, and exploring the alpine habitats and forests they name residence.
The 11 bear cubs born this winter at Bear Nation U.S.A. had been taken after they had been not more than 8 weeks previous, earlier than they had been even weaned—a vital time of their growth, when what they wanted most was their moms’ consolation and safety.
Staff stored cubs in cardboard bins for weeks. A number of cubs had been reluctant to eat and cried, bit, scratched, and in any other case struggled after they had been held, out of obvious frustration or misery. A senior employee hoped the cubs wouldn’t “flip into dicks.”