[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The book “The Last Dance” looks at the barbaric practice of dancing bears and how a coalition of animal charities set about bringing it to an end and rescuing every bear off the streets of India.
The book exposes the suffering the bears endured. It describes the process of negotiation with the Kalandar gypsies and explains how they were persuaded to give up their bears and accept alternative livelihood training. The Last Dance takes you inside the sanctuaries in Agra, Bhopal and Bannerghatta where the bears have been released and now enjoy a peaceful, contented retirement. They receive expert veterinary care to restore them to full health. Finally, on 18th December 2009 the reader sees Raju, the last dancing bear, walking up the stony road to the bear sanctuary in the Bannerghatta Biological Park near Bangalore, Southern India. Alan Knight, Kartick Satyanarayan and Mary Hutton, founder of Free the Bears, are waiting at the gates to welcome him.
Win a limited edition signed book by the author Alan Knight, chief executive of International Animal Rescue based in Sussex. Royalties will go towards the IAR charity based at Uckfield, East Sussex, who also published Orangutan Rescue a couple of years ago.
The Last Dance is available on Amazon.
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