The United States is home to tens of thousands of bears, yet they receive little attention in comparison to other wildlife. Join Morgan Pattan, Michigan State University, as she discusses the psychological impact of captivity on bears. This presentation will detail the current legal framework that governs the care and keeping of bears in captivity, the insufficiency of this framework, and the harm that it inevitably causes to these intelligent beings. Additionally, possible changes to the current framework that ensure animal protection is the primary priority will be considered. A brief Q&A to follow.

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