Grandview Aquarium Denies ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Is Sad, 500K Sign Petition For Its Release

Grandview Aquarium Denies ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Is Sad, 500K Sign Petition For Its Release


People across the world are heartbroken after
seeing a video of a dispirited polar bear lying in an aquarium in Guangdong. The aquarium also features arctic wolves,
beluga whales and otters, all living in poor conditions. Animal rights activists are demanding that
these animals be released into their natural habitat. The aquarium itself is called the Grandview
Aquarium and is located on the second and third floors of a shopping mall in Guangzhou. It has become notorious for its questionable
treatment of its animals, in particular one very sad-looking polar bear named Pizza. At the mall, the polar bear is constantly
annoyed by visitors tapping on the glass, trying to get the bear to move around and
pose for good pictures. The blinding flash of cameras has become a
non-stop annoyance for the poor creature. One woman called the polar bear a “lazy ass”
after all her efforts failed to provoke any response from the napping bear. Back in March, the animal welfare group Animals
Asia posted a video featuring Pizza, “the world’s saddest polar bear”, followed by petition
calling for the aquarium to be closed and Pizza freed. Over the past few months, they have collected
over 150,000 signatures but now the number is well over 520,000. The aquarium boasts a very spacious 58,000
square meters of floor space; however, much of that space is taken up by facilities like
a restaurant, performance area and souvenir shop. Little is left over to be reserved as the
animals’ quarters. Otters live in a cage filled feces and infested
with larvae and flying insects. Beluga whales are cramped into a small tank,
with an average of just 500 square meters of space for each one, far lower than 1,206
square meter minimum that is mandated by the Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, these walruses live in an cramped
environment with plastic tires and tubes as their only source of entertainment. Many animal rights activists believe that
animals are best left roaming or swimming in their natural habitats and that it is cruel
to hold them captive for our entertainment. It is especially cruel to hold them captive
in Chinese zoos, which have a notorious history of poor animal care and facilities, whether
it’s starving their lions and tigers or allowing those big cats to dine on other attractions. As the animal rights campaign picks up steam,
more pictures have hit the internet showing Pizza’s shoddy living conditions. Still, officials at the aquarium continue
to deny any abuse of the polar bear. Workers claim that Pizza’s behavior is as
normal as any other polar bear’s. They say that the mammal spends two-thirds
of its time dormant. Meanwhile, Li Chengtang, deputy general manager
of the aquarium and a member of China Wildlife Conservation Association, said that Pizza
arrived at the aquarium at the age of two and has been healthy and active ever since. Many animal rights activists have voiced their
opinions that polar bears would be better off kept out of captivity. However, studies have shown that captivity
does have some benefits for the endangered species. According to Polar Bears International, polar
bears have an increased life-span in captivity. Zoos and aquariums are putting the large mammals
through a selective reproduction process that will help to reduce disease and increase the
population. However, all of the benefits that come along
with captivity is contingent upon the quality of the zoo or aquarium. So far, Grandview appears to be lacking in
quality.

39 thoughts on “Grandview Aquarium Denies ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Is Sad, 500K Sign Petition For Its Release

  1. Why asian people must be so cruel to animals.   If they can take proper care of Panda Bears, why cannot they do the same with Pizza and the rest of animals in that Shopping Center ?     Chinese people, please have compassion for these poor souls.  Pizza and all other animals on earth, big or small, need to be treated with love and respect.  They are here to be our friends and not to be tortured.  Please, give them a better place to live otherwise Pizza will die of sadness.

  2. PLEASE THE TREATMENT OF ALL OF YOUR ANIMALS THAT YOU HAVE AS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES …ARE SUFFERING SLOWLY AND UNHEALTHY… PLEASE GIVE THEM FAIR TREATMENT..
    THEY NEED LOT'S OF ROOM, AS WELL AS PROPER HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.

  3. Lee Chang Tang? Do I have your name spelled right? Deputy General Manager…You are killing these animals! I signed the petition to have your 'zoo' shut down! Don't you see what these animals are suffering from? Good Lord, they are dying from lack of human compassion! Jeez!

  4. Generally China is a poor country. Will you feel good that the room for the bear is larger than most Chinese's house and some poor people cannot even find enough food to eat. But they still want to see animals, like what u did in the zoo. Is it different in nature to lock up the polar bear in a glass cell or to lock it up in a zoo with larger room?

  5. china, a developing country will still put pollution and animal rights way down on the list of their countrys priorities. This is just one example of how Chinese people are all about themselves at this point in time. hopefully as the country modernises the people will take a more global responsibility for a sustainable world, including conservation. let this bear go cruel people.

  6. les chinois ,j'entends les responsables du pays et autres nantis n'ont pas de respect pour l'homme en général (voir la dénégation et le rejet des droits de l'homme),
    ALORS, POURQUOI AURAIENT-ILS ET SURTOUT POURQUOI DES DIRIGEANTS DE CE MAGASIN SE SOUCIRAIENT-ILS DU BIEN-ÊTRE PSYCHOLOGIQUE D'UN "MISERABLE" OURS POLAIRE ?
    la bêtise et surtout la vanité,le nombrilisme humain n'a pas de frontières ni de nationalité.
    mais ,cependant ces gens font partie du top 3 des crétins sans frontières, pire que les lapins.
    citation du film :Les Tontons Flingueurs de Michel Audiard:
    "LES CONS, CA OSENT TOUT . C'EST MÊME A CA QU'ON LES RECONNAIT!"
    j'aime à penser que je sais être imparfait,eux NON!
    la compagnie des animaux est de loin plus enrichissante que celle des humains,car sans eux nous n'existerions pas!!
    BOYCOTTEZ CES SOMBRES PERSONNAGES , pour ne pas dire autre chose!
    envoyez les une bonne fois pour toute se faire voir .
    sauvons ,sauvez PIZZA ! et mettons les eux en cage à leur tour.
    FUCK LES CONS!!

  7. 狹小空間 單獨禁閉 失去親朋 不見天日

    原來呢隻北極熊被名”極地海洋世界”的公司用來展覽, 地點在廣州一楝商場內.悲傷小熊精神低落, 情緒憂鬱, 極度沮喪, 開始有自殘傾向. 日前英國約克郡野生公園來電願意接收, 讓牠在英國自然保護區內生存下去. 但遭商場拒絕; 認為失去熊仔事少, 失去國人面子事大; 因為今日貴為強國大國悍國, 不能再讓第三世界, 小小的英國, 指指點點. 

    其實, 中國也有好人; 網上已有近百萬人聯署, 要求商場就算拒絕外國勢力插手, 也希望商場另覓合適地點保住呢隻北極熊, 更有人呼籲廣東省省長朱小丹關閉”極地海洋世界”.

    若中國好人愈來愈多, 中國就有希望.

    29/10/2016

  8. The poor otters, wolves, polar bear, belugas and walruses wow I do not understand how a person can think it is o.k. to keep these highly intelligent mammals is squalor conditions, it is heart breaking and yet some people are completely disconnected from the well-being of animals. Thankfully overall humanity is evolving and like SeaWorld I hope attendance goes to practically zero until all these animals are freed or transferred to good animal sanctuaries.

  9. Like seriously who was the first sick fuck to ever say "hey, lets put it in a cage". Like what does that do for you id honestly rather you just fucking kill it and save it from the rest of its miserable life.

  10. this is so sad and so cruel having to be all alone in a small blue room stuck in a mall  in china for what so the so stupid people can take stupid pictures of a very very sad abuse bear  PLEASE SET HIM FREE GIVE HIM FREEDON PLEASE NO ONE GO TO THIS GRANDVIEW AQUARUM MALL IN CHINA UNTIL HIS FREE AND ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS THAT ARE ABUSE how can these people think its ok to keep a animal inside never to feel the FRESHAIR or SUN or FRIENDSHIP with other bear or just to feel LOVED …CHINA PEOPLE SHOULD BE A SHAME OF YOURSELF TO LET THIS CONTINUE ON

  11. https://www.animalsasia.org/it/media/news/news-archive/wildlife-park-offers-new-home-to-worlds-saddest-polar-bear-trapped-in-chinese-mall.html

  12. I will also help to sign in petition….which Web site do I go to ??? China have to release this bear back to its natural environment. …I HATE CRUELTY TOWARDS ANIMALS !!!! PERHAPS TO RELEASE ALL THE ANIMALS THERE IN THE MALL NOW !!!!!

  13. what the hell.. can't they see these babys are suffering.. why on earth are they taking pictures.. heartless pieces of shit..

  14. This is sheer wanton cruelty. It 's totally sicking and evil. These "Aquariums" should be closed down and all the animals should get all the medical and veterinary help they need and once they are all well they should be returned to the wild where they belong. And all those who are responsible for this should face the death penalty.

  15. who the fuck cares about endangered species. if i am Pizza, I WOULD PREFER LIVE OUTSIDE CAGE AND LIVE MY LIFE EVEN THOUGH MY LIFE SPAN IS REDUCED. ITS BETTER THAN LIVE THERE ALL ALONE.

    FUCK I SAW CLIPS WHERE HE CRY !!!!

  16. Let us not be hateful and judge all people for the crimes of a few!  There are many among our own people who are no better than they, and this is a problem all around the world, not just Grandview Aquarium!  The true culprit is YouTube, because these types of people can make money off the sympathy of people such as us, who click their links, as well as the attention and publicity it gets them!  If YouTube did not exist, it would not be profitable enough for them to continue!

    Years ago, I came across a video posted by an employee of Butterball showing other employees kicking and mistreating their turkeys!  Sad way to say "thankyou", to our "thanksgiving" birds, and to God whom hast provided their lives to sustain our own!  I'll never buy another Butterball product because of that!

  17. What can we do?! Tell us what we can do to end this torture! We boycott Chinese products. What can we do? The Chinese are mostly responsible for poachers slaughtering elephants for their ivory. They keep bears in tiny cages and surgically take their bile from their gall bladders! STOP BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS

  18. I have been to an aquarium that had 3 big polar bears in a enclosure that wasn’t even that big and they were all just laying on the rocks with nothing to do besides go swimming in a tiny little hole

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