October 22nd, 2014 15:34 EST
Outrage: Canadian Town Cancels Trick-or-Treating Due to Polar Bears!
"A Canadian town has canceled trick-or-treating in favor of an indoor event due to the threat of polar bears wandering the streets.
Arviat officials posted to the hamlet`s official Facebook page saying the town would host an indoor event for kids at the Mark Kalluak community hall Oct. 31 as an alternative to trick-or-treating, which officials said would be too risky this year due to the polar bear presence around town."
This is an outrage; Halloween is practically a national holiday in the United States and Canada. This is yet another example of the "overabundance of caution" tomfoolery.
Bears are as ubiquitous as littered bottles of Molson beer; Americans may wet their drawers at the sight of a polar beer, but Canadian children consider them as approachable as Smokey the Bear.
The townspeople like the idea of providing a safe environment for kids to celebrate Halloween, but this holiday isn`t about " safe and sane" fun, it`s about taunting fate and the devil.
Shame on the citizens of Arviat, you have defiled the meaning and spirit of Halloween!
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/10/22/Town-cancels-trick-or-treating-due-to-polar-bears/4981413999514/#ixzz3Gu3jEg9G