‘World’s saddest polar bear’ is sent back to ocean park: poor creature was locked up in a Chinese shopping centre as gawping tourists took SELFIES
Global anger at the plight of ‘the saddest polar bear in the world’, who was caged in appalling conditions in a Chinese shopping mall, has borne fruit, with the mall owners agreeing to send him back to the ocean park where he was born.
Earlier this year a viral video of the three-year-old bear, called Pizza, slumped on his side, her mouth quivering, broke the hearts of animal lovers around the world.
Pizza repeatedly thumped his paws against a metal door and chucked ice lumps about with his mouth before falling asleep in a dark corner.
The owners of Grandview Shopping Mall in the city of Guangzhou in southern China came under huge pressure both nationally and internationally and they have now relented and grudgingly agreed to move Pizza to an ocean park in northern China.
Stephanie, Essex, United Kingdom, 32 minutes ago
The Chin ese think they are a great civilization. But heir cruel and callous indifference to the suffering of sentient beings proves they are barbaric.
rks, vadodara, India, 2 hours ago
If they have not eaten it yet, you need to be happy.
Pigginada, Derby, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
It is a disgrace what us cruel humans do to animals. Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking.
Manc red, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Is the human race are the real animals on this planet , no animal should be incarcerated ever.
Diana, Sunnyvale, United States, 1 hour ago
I boycott Chinese restaurants and try to boycott as much as possible Chinese products. That country and its people discuss me beyond belief!! They skin and boil dogs and cats alive!! They are the cruelest nastiest culture on this whole planet!
null, Algeria, 4 hours ago
These Chinese are the cruelest race to animals
konrinzai, by the sea, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago
His expression in the film is heartbreaking. China has a terrible record for animal care, I hope they let this poor creature stay in the animal park rather sending back to the shopping mall.
Bénédicte, South of France, France, 5 hours ago
Boycott China as much as you can!!