A bear market is place where bears go to buy and sell the thick padded gloves you normally see them wearing. The bears are normally very happy to go to a bear market because it is a chance to meet other bears to see the latest fashions and discuss the state of the necessities - you can see them smiling cheerfully.
Jim Bear skipped out on an education at Oxford that his bear clan saved for every Goddamn day, putting aside the dimes and sometimes going without gloves and set up a co-operative bear market near Oregon instead. He was the first bear to be accepted at a University apart from John Kerry Bear. You should go! They have great milk.
There was a bad bear market in the 1990s I remember when the bulls tried to set up their market in the square at the same time - there was all sorts of arguments and shit, like no-one came downer.