Bears are powerful, majestic animals who were once nearly wiped out, but are now reclaiming their wild homes.

Unfortunately, people are still learning how to peacefully coexist with bears. Too often, humans unknowingly attract bears by not properly disposing of garbage or securing outdoor food, causing conflicts in which bears are shot. Trophy hunters portray bears (especially grizzlies) as dangerous animals and push to kill them to reduce their numbers.

Brown bear getting into trash cans
Alamy Stock Photo
Bears are a crucial part of the wild. They deserve to be admired, protected and respected.

Like people, bears are omnivores. Fruit, nuts, insects and fish make up a large part of their diet. Unsecured refuse, bird seed or pet food attract them to human yards and homes—and trouble.

Eve bare bear at CABBR
Eve the bare bear is transferred from the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, CA to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, TX.
JP Bonnelly
Did you know?

When bears rise up on their hind legs in a human-like posture, they are trying to see, hear or smell better.

Sad dog outside in the mud

For every animal saved, countless others are still suffering. By stepping up for them, you can create a future where animals no longer have to suffer in puppy mills, factory farms, testing labs or other heartbreaking situations. Start saving lives today!

Kathy Milani / The HSUS