Would You Leave Your Dog at the Zoo?

Kirschner's Korner

If you think zoos are safe and fun places for animals, you should consider leaving your dog or cat at the zoo when you leave town. If that thought makes you uncomfortable, why would it be all right to keep any other animal at the zoo? You only trust the zoo with other animals because you don’t have a personal relationship with them but the animals in zoo cages had unbreakable bonds with their families from whom they were torn and they have the same basic needs as your dog or cat.

They don’t want to be there any more than your dog or cat wants to be there. Simply because you don’t know the defenseless animals  imprisoned in zoos doesn’t make the zoo any less oppressive for the animals.

Now imagine your dog or cat as a wild animal used to roaming the open terrain of Asia or Africa. Why would…

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