When will we ever learn? I am sickened, outraged and saddened to see A Grizzly Experience offered as entertainment and education at the Manatee County Fair!
How is it entertaining to see "the most dangerous of all bears" (Nature.com) interact to commands of a trainer?
How ridiculous to offer "what to do when encountering a grizzly bear" information at the performance and then give a young child a stick with a marshmallow on it and have them feed it to the grizzly?
What do you think will happen to the captive bear when he mauls and kills his trainer?
The operative word is "think." How can we disrespect the natural world so? When will we ever learn?