A Once Common Sight

Not so many years ago, this was a common sight throughout the Smokeys. Black bear, trapped or orphaned, housed in a small, inhumane, metal, and just plain awful cage, where it will surely go crazy, for the amusement of human beings. Most of these operations have long been shut down, but for years they were a staple of the tourist industry in the mountains. I'm sure there are people who would love to bring them back.