Performing bear at Russian match is 'inhumane' – animal welfare groups


Peta says bear footage is ‘shocking and inhumane’

Footage of a bear performing in front of fans before a Russian league match has been condemned as “shocking and inhumane” by animal welfare groups.

A YouTube video showed circus bear ‘Tim’ hand the ball to the referee before the third-tier game between Mashuk-KMV and Angusht in Pyatigorsk.

The bear is then seen clapping to fans while stood on his hind legs.

Fifa denied claims from the away side