Bear Takes Her First Steps Of Freedom After Living Locked In A Cramped Cage For 10 Years

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

Freedom is something most of us know and do not often appreciate enough.

It is something we’ve never been without, it is something that we’ve had and just understood to be a normal part of our lives.

But for animals, freedom is not always guaranteed, even if these beautiful creatures are meant to live in the wild.

There is a lot of debate about animals in circuses, zoos, and roadside shows. As many of the establishments and groups have been discovered to treat their animals poorly, many advocates work hard to free them.

Lily the bear has been living at a roadside zoo in Maryland for the last 10 years. She was stuck in a tiny cage that was clearly not big enough for her.

Because her confinements were so small, she constantly walked all over her own waste. The space was so tiny, she could not exercise and became severely overweight.

But with the help of the wonderful people at PETA, Lily was retired from the zoo and will live the rest of her life as she should.

She was retired to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado and got to enjoy her first steps outside a tiny cage. Now she can roam and enjoy her life, no longer needing to entertain others. With their help, her weight will hopefully be in check soon and Lily’s life will be stress-free.

If you’re happy to see animals like Lily being freed from tiny cages in circuses and roadside shows, you will also love Cholita the bear’s rescue story!

Don’t forget to SHARE the wonderful news about Lily’s new life with all your friends and family!

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