This past Saturday marked the loss of Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla, one of less than 900 remaining in the world. Held captive at the Cincinnati Zoo, Harambe's life was sacrificed when a 4-year-old boy entered his enclosure.Read More
Filtering by Tag: the problem with zoos
I understand the appeal... a day out with the family, road trip, sunshine, adorable baby animals from exotic lands...
But zoos aren't all they're cracked up to be.
The recent documentary film Blackfish has brought the whole world's critical attention to SeaWorld, and further, to zoos in general.
And yet, somehow, zoos and other establishments capitalizing on the lives of animals for human entertainment around the world are still in business.
Stick around for ten sobering problems with zoos. Hopefully you'll be convinced that your hard-earned money is far better spent supporting conservation efforts for animals in the wild and buying vegan food for your family than taking this particular type of day trip.Read More