DO GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS CAUSE DEPENDENCE?
DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!
Meanwhile, the United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service has issued strong warnings to tourists and visitors throughout our National Park System ---- Please Do Not Feed The Bears. Their stated reason for this policy? "The animals grow dependent on handouts". It stands to reason. Feed them, and they never learn to take care of themselves by hunting / foraging for their own food. Hmmmmm.