Emily Lawrence started this petition to Bear Grylls and 1 other
“Visitors to the new Bear Grylls Adventure Park at the NEC Birmingham will be able to go swimming with sharks when it opens at the NEC this autumn.” (Coventry Live 13/7/2018)
In the 21st century there is absolutely no excuse to exploit animals in this way. When the world is waking up to the cruelty and greed of swimming with whales and dolphins in captivity why are we now encouraging the swimming with any captive marine animal?
We should be encouraging our children to explore the world and value its wildlife not see it as a way to make a profit. The experience of seeing wildlife in the wild should be our priority.
This is not Conservation. It sends the completely wrong message to our children and adults alike. We ask you Bear Grylls to stop this!