Zoos sometimes get a bad rap from tree hugging environmentalists. These extremists preach that a captive animal is a miserable animal, tortured by just being away from its natural habitat. I strongly disagree with these assessments. Zoo animals are born in zoos primarily. They are cared for by the most loving workers and veterinarians. The zoo’s education programs alert the visiting public to endangered species and what we can do to preserve the animal kingdom.
As far as captive animals what about dogs, cats, parrots, turtles and many other house pets loved and cared for by humans for thousands of years. If you’ve ever been to a modern zoo and seen how well the animals are cared for you might change your mind about the “poor” captive animals.
In this strange society we live in we want to free the poor animals but kill thousands of unborn human babies a year. Where are our social priorities then?