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Nanny State! Ukraine Frees Capitve Vodka-Drinking Bears

Via NBC Philly:
Bears are no longer going to be kept captive in Ukraine restaurants and forced to guzzle vodka, a top official said. Ukraine’s Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky said he will free all bears kept in restaurants, Interfax news agency reported. The practice dates back to the Russian Empire, when bears were caught, tamed and used for entertaiment. But critics are horrified to see tipsy restaurant patrons paying to watch the beasts chug alcohol. . .

Exit question: how do you "force" a bear to chug vodka? - Greg Pollowitz

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