21 Images Guaranteed to STOP You From Visiting Zoos
Most of us probably visited zoos as children because we loved animals and wanted to get close to them. However, keeping wild animals in captivity is unethical for many reasons. Zoo enclosures are extremely tiny and cramped compared to the massive space that animals were meant to exist in. Depriving animals of the natural environment they deserve prohibits them from fulfilling their most basic needs. On top of this, zoos often treat animals as products to be bought, sold, and borrowed with little to no regard for the families or communities they’ve created. And older and “boring” animals are sometimes even sold to seedy roadside zoos or parks!
The following images depict the deep suffering that animals in captivity endure. These pictures were taken in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
1. This eagle can see the sky but will never know how high he can fly.
2. Ironically, this macaw sits alone while the sign outside his prison reads, “Macaws mate for life.”
3. Would you want to spend YOUR life being gawked at by children …