Article Source With VideoThis is the world’s saddest polar bear and its sole purpose in life is so shoppers can take a quick selfie.
The animal is an attraction at the Grandview shopping centre in Guangzhou, China, where people can stop by the small enclosure to tap on the glass or take a picture.
But animal welfare activists are disgusted after footage of the bear emerged showing it lying on the floor, completely drained of its spirit, according to The Mirror.
The polar bear is just one of the many animals on display at the popular shopping centre, which also has six young belugas, five walrus calves, Arctic foxes and a wolf.
Charity, Animals Asia, are now urging shoppers to boycott the centre until all the animals are returned safely to their natural habitat.
Director of the charity, Dave Neale, told The Mirror that polar bears are one of the hardest animals to effectively provide for in captivity.
He said: ‘Polar bears often exhibit stereotypic behaviour as captivity restricts their natural instincts such as the need to forage.
‘We are calling on the Chinese public not to attend this attraction. We are calling for it to be closed down. This is a bear that suffers for what? For selfies? For shopping?’