Yogimus: Guess you're rightnot much left to do but close up the zoo and shoot all the animals.
wax_on: Can't go to zoos. Find them too depressing.
Son of Thunder: Yogimus: Guess you're rightnot much left to do but close up the zoo and shoot all the animals.Then can we eat them?
Linux_Yes: just go to any decent sized city downtown in 'murica if you want to see the Zoo. it's free too.
John Dewey: Are there zoos that should be shut down? Yes.Are there zoos doing some great work? Yes.Is this a more complicated issue than many make it out to be? You bet your sweet baboon ass.
brimed03: John Dewey: Are there zoos that should be shut down? Yes.Are there zoos doing some great work? Yes.Is this a more complicated issue than many make it out to be? You bet your sweet baboon ass.This.But Americans don't like complexity. If it can't be bombed away then it isn't a problem.
JoieD'Zen: Silly Slate, animals exist solely for the pleasure and profit of humans. Your argument is invalid.
netcentric: Not a fan of people who imprison animals for profit.I do not go to zoos.
genner: It's not that complex. It's neatly summed up in two sentences at the beginning of this quote.
udhq: Yawn. Another PETA nutter over-anthropomorphizing animals in captivity. Yes, it introduces them to different kinds of stressors. No, I don't think anyone can definitively say that those stressors are and worse than having to constantly seek food and avoid predators.And for the record, the zoos that keep animals behind bars in bare concrete enclosures need to go, as do ALL forms of animal performance.
udhq: No, I don't think anyone can definitively say that those stressors are and worse than having to constantly seek food and avoid predators.
cryinoutloud: wax_on: Can't go to zoos. Find them too depressing.The last time I went to a zoo--the very nice National Zoo in D.C. by the way--I watched a cheetah cruise the outer perimeter of its fence all the way around, for over an hour. Didn't stop, didn't look at anything, just ran the fence. It had a path worn up against the fence and apparently it spent a lot of time just circling the fenceline, over and over.I don't care for zoos.
rewind2846: This is where the fail happens. They have evolved over millennia to do just that... seek food and avoid predators. That's what they do.
LeroyBourne: Son of Thunder: Yogimus: Guess you're rightnot much left to do but close up the zoo and shoot all the animals.Then can we eat them?My buddy did 2 tours in the Iraq. One day him and the rest of his unit were in the middle of the desert and they find this zoo. It's completely abandoned except for the animals. They're all very hungry so they decide to kill one of the animals and eat it. They elect to kill a giraffe. He said it wasn't bad.
trevzie: There's always someone who finds a reason to be offended. Can't have zoo's, sea world, Redskins, large soda's, grocery bags. Give it a rest
Krieghund: It is true that they are still learning about how to make the best possible captive environment for each species. But a lot of the reason that animals range over large areas is that they need that large an area to find food. That isn't an issue in a zoo.
udhq: The same could be said for humans, but that doesn't mean we aren't better off with guns and agriculture.
ghare: trevzie: There's always someone who finds a reason to be offended. Can't have zoo's, sea world, Redskins, large soda's, grocery bags. Give it a restPeople who say things like this tend to be insensitive racists and bigots. Also, they don't know how to use an apostrophe. It does not announce the approach of an "s."
Bonobo62: I made my dog "sit" and "roll over" for a piece of cheese. I am truly a monster.
udhq: how me an orca that has been selectively bred for domestication over 10,000 years and you might have a point.
rewind2846: "Better off" doesn't work for them, because where they are and what they are doing in the wild is the best that exists for them, and has been for millions of years. That is where they are better off.
John Dewey: Show me an alligator in a zoo that could give two shiats where he is so long as he gets to wallow and is fed.
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