He’s kidding, of course, in that sardonic Alec Baldwin kind of way. (Right? Surely, he does not think that handing deadly weapons to animals is a great idea, though it does sound like the premise of a TV show that his “30 Rock” character, Jack Donaghy, would have green-lighted). But Baldwin is making a point.
In the video and in a letter to the Agriculture Department, the self-proclaimed animal activist asks that people stay away from roadside zoos and shows that use “bear pits” and that the government ban the method of confinement. “The USDA has an ethical and statutory obligation to ensure that exhibited bears are treated humanely, and until it does, bears languishing in concrete pits will continue to pay the price,” Baldwin wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.