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A rehab for alcoholic bears

Ukraine plans to build a rehab centre for bears illegally kept at roadside restaurants and given vodka and beer to attract visitors, the Ukrainian National News agency said.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2011 12:58 IST

Ukraine plans to build a rehab centre for bears illegally kept at roadside restaurants and given vodka and beer to attract visitors, the Ukrainian National News agency said.

"Each time you turn on the TV, you see those bears suffering at our roadhouses. Therefore, the ministry of environment and natural resources will build a huge enclosure for these bears at the Sinevir National Park," minister Mykola Zlochevsky said.

He said some 80 bears will be taken to the rehab centre, which will open in December.