Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

 
Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park
Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation, to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS