New Polar Bear Hotel Criticized for Animal Cruelty - | Agents of Behemoth |

A new hotel is sparking controversy with its central conceit: a polar bear enclosure visible from all of its 21 rooms. The Polar Bear Hotel opened in Harbin, China and is fully booked through a trial period, but has been widely criticized by animal welfare advocates. A video shows bears in a small enclosure with harsh lighting and artificial ice.