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Zoos - Should we abolish them?
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I hate PETA.
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I dont have much interests in zoos, smells funny....
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I prefer the wild animal parks to zoos. They're more open and free, people have to take a min train ride to see them from far away. In zoos...........they're so cramped.
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i think that zoos should make living conditions a little more accommodating however they give shelter to exotic animals and educate and entertain the youth of our population
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n0odle wrote:

I hate PETA.

What on earth did that have to do with anything?
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if you get rid of zoo's get rid of reality television at the same time. cause its pretty much the same thing. parading around creatures infront of a mass audience doing there daily routine.
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I think the problem lies in how the government will place importance over the maintenance and conservation of zoos. If the government places low priority, and gives little subsidies to the maintenance and/or development of the zoo, than it's just as good as sending the animals there to the butcher.

Where I'm from, the zoos seem to be a little neglected. I agree with all your points, but if you're gonna have zoos, you'd better be responsible for it.
Posted 4/3/07

n0odle wrote:

I hate PETA.


You have to admit that their fighting against the fur trade is good. I think that wearing fur is pointless, when you can wear much nicer, warmer clothes not made from dead animals.
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henz_lan wrote:


n0odle wrote:

I hate PETA.


You have to admit that their fighting against the fur trade is good. I think that wearing fur is pointless, when you can wear much nicer, warmer clothes not made from dead animals.



I agree with n0odle. So they throw paint on people wearing fur. Whats next stabbing someone that eats meat? Thats the next logical step for those crazy bastards right?

As for zoo's I really could care less. Some of the animals we're found orphaned or victims of poachers. Whats the difference between seeing an elephant in a zoo and one in the circus? Probably the one in zoo wasn't beaten, just a thought. Not that I care but if your gonna bitch then you have to bitch about captive animals doing tricks as well.
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Im all for the good treatment of animals but PETA is just annoying. I dislike activists in general.

Most zoos treat their animals well. The animals in zoos receive treatments and other care they would never receive in the wild. It's safer to keep select members of different species in zoos and for conservation.
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I absolutely love zoos. Every year I have my birthday party at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
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i agree with henz_Ian..
Posted 4/6/07
there should be more surveillance in zoos. there's too many that get away with mistreating animals. but apart from that i don't think zoos should be abolished. they're an interesting and vital way of education.
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henz_ian, you started this thread, and then covered just about everything in the first post. I love zoos, but under the conditions you specified. Melbourne has a great zoo and I visit it whenever I can. I even got married at the zoo (divorced now, but it was a nice ceremony).
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Posted 4/7/07

henz_lan wrote:


n0odle wrote:

I hate PETA.


You have to admit that their fighting against the fur trade is good. I think that wearing fur is pointless, when you can wear much nicer, warmer clothes not made from dead animals.



I'm very pro animal rights. I don't wear fur. I don't condone the mistreatment of animals. But don't confuse that with Peta. Peta is full of nutters. I'm not talking about the paint splatter. They did kidnap babies in the 80s. (Not joking) Although a lot of the extremists broke off to form another group, I would do my research about them first.

As for zoos, as I said, I'm against mistreatment. I don't think zoos should be abolished just as owning a pet shouldn't be abolished. There are many cases of poor treatment that I am against, but the idea as a whole is not bad. And yes I know those are very different scenarios, but I think you know what I mean.
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