Sunday, December 13, 2009


I find it so sad to look at most of the animals confined in the zoo.  Here Jonathon's expression seems to reflect that misery.  Intellectually I understand the need for zoos as well as the education they provide and yes, in some ways the animals kept there have better lives than they would in the wild, but in other ways so much worse.  I wish there was a way to keep them for short periods and then set them free again...I know, how unrealistic of me.

1 comment:

  1. There is usually a good reason for them being in the zoo. Many times it's a matter of not being able to survive on their own in the wild. They are used to educate the public to show how beautiful they are and we should use our energy saving these wonderful creatures. If some were not saved and placed in zoos they may be gone forever due to poaching and indiscriminate hunting.

    If it were me, I'm not so sure I would not want to roam free and take my chances, rather than living out my life confined and nothing to look forward to.

    It's delicate dance between the two. I'm sure there are arguments for both.