Monday, June 13, 2011


Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru
I have mixed feelings about going to the zoo.  I love learning about animals but seeing them in cages makes me worried and depressed. It's not right to put an animal in an unnatural environment without it gaining any benefit.  I will support organizations that capture animals in order to help their species procreate if they are endangered because in this case the benefits outweigh the adversive effects of nonaction.  The practice of holding animals in zoos although ancient has never shown to benefit animals in any other sense.  In fact some animals revert to obessive behaviors not normally seen in the wild as a result of their captivity.  Isn't there other ways we can expand our knowledge about animals without subjecting them to exploitation?

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