This pic makes me want to weep….

A bear and his caretaker rest on a bench at Yangon Zoo, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), March 24, 2012.
Source: Reuters
~Eowyn

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hujonwi
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hujonwi

This may sound heartless but I’ve seen much worse in my travels around the world. People do what they have to to survive. This could have led to a long ditribe but I won’t. Hope I spelled that right…

khetaamenti
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khetaamenti

Dr. Eowyn, why does it make you want to weep?

hujonwi
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hujonwi

Well ya all went off as well as I could have. I’ve traveled all the way around this world and could not believe how animals were treated as compared to here. Did what I could but don’t think I made much of a dent. Poor desperate folks do whatever they have to to survive.

josephbc69
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I’m w/GF on this. It seems to me that this pair has a relationship based on a very deep trust. I note the bear still has long claw nails, there appears to be at least one child in the background, and the caretaker looks to have very little other than a soft lead for a restraint. It would be foolhardy –if not crazy– to take a wild creature as strong as a bear that size into public, so it must be accustomed to people in its life. However, if it were my bear, I would NOT expose to the possible… Read more »