A heart-breaking video of a polar bear locked up in an enclosure in a Chinese shopping centre has ignited anger. The bear can be seen as it lays on its side in the miniature enclosure appearing listless.
The majestic animal is reduced to a mere prop for shoppers who knock on the windows of the glass cage, so that you can pose for selfies with it upsetting the bear. The animal that was awful was dubbed the most depressed polar bear in the world.
Belugas, a walrus and a wolf can also be kept on display in the shopping mall.
‘ Taking animals from their natural ecosystems cannot be defended, but it’s the worst possible situation like we are seeing at the Grandview Aquarium when they’re rehomed in conditions.
‘While those behind this may maintain this as instruction, it’s clear the motivation here is bottom line gain. So long as businesses are permitted to use animals in this way, wealth will always be place ahead of welfare.’
Just days earlier another polar bear expired at Mendoza zoo in Argentina. Thousands of folks had signed a request to have the 30-year old bear named Arturo transferred from the heat of Argentina into a zoo in Canada where the temperatures would be cooler.
However, zoo officials said he was weak and not too young to be moved to Canada.
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Charity Animals Asia have began a request to shut Grandview Aquarium which so far has garnered over 153,000 signatures.