Great Wall of China – The Bears Begging

Great Wall of China, Fran, March 2005At the Great Wall of China it was still winter and some snow was still scatter around the hillside. It’s one of those places you want to tick off your bucket list. If you go in the winter months you need to wear a warm coat!

You read articles and see on Television programs that report on cruelty to animals like bears, elephants and monkeys in some countries. Russia and China both often appear in these reports.

The bears on show at the Great Wall might come in the category of ones treated badly however they seems happy to me. They had character begging for tourists to toss food at them they could catch. They entertained the crowd however how do you know if the begged from hunger.They were in a large area and did not seemed crowded. There were no chains cutting into there legs or necks.

Begging Bears at the Wall of ChinaIt is hard to know what is good or bad treatment of animals when you do not know the total story. Leaving animals in their natural environments can be cruel. Some species are dependent on special breeding programs in captivity to survive.

Are they better of captive or free? Guaranteed food better than finding their own? A man made den nicer than a cave in the hills?

The Great Wall of China, according to the TV program QI, is not visible from the moon.

Should animals be entertainment?

4 thoughts on “Great Wall of China – The Bears Begging”

  1. Hello, I really don’t think animals should be doing this, but it’s an imperfect world. Hope they are well looked after. Poor things. The Great Wall is on the bucket list for sure.

  2. I don’t know how I feel about this. I think I feel sorry for the animals. :S
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. 🙂

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