Circus bear clad in hat and scarf lashes out and attacks trainer in viral video; Watch
During the Harlequin traveling circus in Berezovsky, Russia, a circus bear broke loose and attacked a trainer, the shocking incident was caught on camera. The animal entered the circle with a scarf and hat and rushed over to the trainer and clawed her legs.
Two other trainers desperately attempted to pull the animal away from the woman, who eventually collapsed to the ground, while the terrified children and parents watched in fear. It didn’t end there, however. Despite his furious outburst, the bear was forced to continue playing. When the woman circled around with a hoop in front of her in the second performance, the mighty animal attacked her again.
The bear attacked the trainer three times
According to reports, the bear launched a third attack, but the event went as planned. After the event, the Russian Investigative Committee reviewed video of the attack to see if any security breaches occurred during the performance. The circus is known to dress bears in human clothes.
Interestingly, despite the video footage going viral on social media, the circus denied everything and said there had been no fuss. According to circus representative Mash Siberia, bears are now in the middle of their mating season.
Animal rights activist calls for a ban on circuses involving animals
Animal rights activist Irina Novozhilova has now called for a ban on all circuses with live animals, which are still very popular in Russia. She believes that training these wild animals goes hand in hand with cruelty, and circuses are always brutal to the point of madness.
This is not the first time that animals have attacked circus performers in Russia. Gruesome video captured the moment a lioness maimed a circus trainer in front of a crowd of young people in Mau. When the trainer, Maxim Orlov, was mutilated by the lioness named Vega, he was performing in the Ural traveling circus.
Another attack occurred during a show in Les Olonets, 180 kilometers from St. Petersburg, in northern Russia in 2019, a bear attacked and injured its trainer. Video of the incident shows the bear, which weighs 272 kilograms, moves on its hind legs, carrying a wheelbarrow. The trainer is suddenly attacked by the gigantic monster, which bites his head and neck and throws him to the ground.
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