Bear Grylls’ new adventure park, where customers can swim with sharks, has been slammed by activists.
A petition against the attraction in Birmingham, UK, currently under construction, has 20,000 signatures.
Organizer Emily Lawrence said: “This is really sending out the wrong message. People are waking up to how wrong it is for people to swim with marine life.”
The multi-million pound Bear Grylls Adventure Park, backed by The Island star and Chief Scout, 44, will allow visitors to swim alongside Black Tip Reef Sharks and exotic fish.
A spokeswoman for the fully licensed park said “a dedicated team of aquarists” would “care for the creatures day to day.”