It’s about the Marine Mammal Center. Of course, their goal is to release the seals that they treat into the wild, but blind seals, once healthy, but obviously unable to return to the wild, are sent to zoos to live out their lives. What is your opinion on this? I’m undecided, but it is not like they’re going to a circus or Seaworld or something. Also, Peta staffers, responses on this conundrum welcome. I know we are probably not going to protest against a fellow AR (well, AW) organization, I just want an answer(hopefully other than killing them) thanks!
O really know nothing about the Marine Mammal Center so it does not really a good thesis for my answer, however I believe that in the situation that blind seals were sent to zoos it would not be unethical as long as they had a companion (taken this seal was also unable to not go back into the wild from injury ect.) and a very large enclosure that would be similar to their natural habitat.
Another modifier: After being in a permanent home, the blind seal is used (extorted? helping his fellow seal?) to raise public awareness on animal cruelty, especially to sea animals. i know the MMC tries to do what’s best; I’m just not sure that they are. Please help sort this out.
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