Bears are powerful, majestic animals who face numerous threats.

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 grizzly bears) 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.

Grizzly bears and black 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.

Scared yellow dog left out in the rain and 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