I Think the Zoo Is Sad

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    Hypocrisy No#262

    Zoos are criminal.  Everything about them is an abhorrence. But that's not what makes them sad.  What makes them sad is personal.  I have fond memories of zoos because getting to see the magnificent creatures is such  wonderful thing.  I don't want to be all Disney about it...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Jun 5, 2011

    So Grateful To Not Be Alone!

    When I was 30 years old, I was in San Diego on business. I decided a trip to the esteemed SD Zoo was in order. My husband had flown out to join me and I was in great spirits. As we drove there, my husband was shocked when I told him I had never been to a zoo. We were there less...
    lostit77 lostit77
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    Very little people realize

    that 90% of the animals were taken from their kind AND are obese. Especially the big cats and wolves. OR their enclosures are WAY TOO small for them. There isnt alot of play sessions and the animals are told when to eat and when they do its way too much.
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 1

    The zoo has its ups and downs.

    I've met animals and zoo keepers that are very happy to be there. But also, some of these animals are so miserable! They could be running free in their natives lands but instead, they're stuck behind bars.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 1

    The Pacing Cheetah

    I have submitted this before, but the pacing Cheetah is one of the reasons that I no longer visit the St. Louis, Zoo. I can't stand it. The Cheetah paced back and forth along the fenceline meowing like a frightened kitten. She was so restless and pent up and I felt sorry for her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 20, 2011

    I Went to the Zoo Today

    I saw a bald eagle(he looked very patriotic)...prairie dogs(no dramatic looks today!) falcons, and owls. Alynx was sleeping and "Miss Griz" was taking a dip in her pool. My favorite part was the two mountain lions! They SQUEAKED! I even heard one purr. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    Around the World...

    ...the exploitation and neglect and maltreatment of zoo animals is very, very sad. Zoos are promoted as educational and beneficent toward the preservation of animal species around the world. Animals weren't meant to live in cages and on concrete. Tigers who constantly pace...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    Oct 31, 2011

    But then I also think.

    .. Would my pet like it better in the wild like these animals?
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    13-15, F
    Jan 2

    Caged For Life.

    When your just a kid you don't think about it being cruel. But I recently realized that that's not their natural habitat and they are caged prisoners. Maybe they aren't being hurt but still can a human live in a cage from birth to death and still be able to function on it's own...
    Serabi Serabi
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2010

    I makes me feel kinda sad watching animals

    forced to live in a cage for people's entertainment.
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 1
    paladinofdoom paladinofdoom
    13-15, M
    Jan 2

    How Sad It Is.

    i think the zoo is sad because they are sometimes in a cage. to the people who work there i would sayto them how would you like it if iput you in a cage and then they might think about how they feel.
    cartlidge cartlidge
    13-15
    Jul 28, 2009

    The Zoo Of Life

    The very act of imprisoning the wild animal destroys the beauty that makes it beautiful and compelling...the freedom to meet life and death on it's own terms. A creature caged is dead, just as surely as the stuffed jackal in the museum of natural history. The human spirit when...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    zoos are the worst thing ever.

    would you liked to be caged for the rest of your life?
    meganchat meganchat
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 11

    But The Reality Is Even Sadder

    Maybe some people from this group will go against about what I'm going to say next but Think About It, what happened to the extinct animals? Or the species that are still in danger? Maybe they are in a small place suffering, missing their habitat and want freedom, but what...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    26-30
    12 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    Captive Beauty...

    I love my cat, but I don't even have a carry box for him and I let him play outside. I always pout when I see Zoo animals. Here's a big idea, if you want to save animals...quit destroying their natural habitats to build shopping malls and car parks! Yes, I'm angry.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009
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