Black bears no longer spotted in small towns

A few decades ago, it was fairly common to find a bear owner with a black bear roaming from place to place in India looking for donations
Small children would be fascinated, and it would give them the opportunity to see a live bear and there were few forms of entertainment or novelty.
However in the last decade, the bear owners are not bringing their pet bears to cities and towns, as the demand may have reduced, and animal rights activists are more likely to protest
Small children now only see the bears on television in national geographic and similar serials or the zoos