Saturday, December 12, 2015
Marineland's Bears Receive a Gift
One of the saddest sights to behold at Marineland is the plight of the black bears.
Over two dozen black bears crammed into an enclosure that features little natural shade and a filthy 'moat'. The bears are reduced to begging for cereal from complicit tourists. Their cramped unnatural captive conditions have been blamed for incidents where the bears have attacked each other to the horror of onlookers.
This past season some caring visitors took it upon themselves to bring the bears a real treat, fresh apples. Watch as tourists are invited to ditch the cereal they have purchased at a premium from Marineland in favor of giving the bears a healthy snack. Interestingly, this video also says a lot about the overall security at this facility when visitors can walk in with a cooler of apples and distribute them to visitors to give to the animals.