• Should I not go to any aquarium or zoo

    Profile photo of pandafish

    Over a year ago

    I was wondering if I shouldn’t go to any aquariums or zoos because they are cruel, or is it ok? I use to enjoy them, but now they seem wrong, animals belong in their natural habitats not in tanks or cages.

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  • Profile photo of paranormalfreak

    Over a year ago

    talk to zookeepers that work at the zoo you would like to visit and ask about their treatment. Were they taken straight from their homes? Are they in good habitats? Are they fed the right food? Play it safe!

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  • Profile photo of gishann26

    Over a year ago

    I worked at a zoo for a few months while in college to become a zoo keeper.

    That’s the reason i dropped out of the program and stopped going to zoos.
    Learning about how large their natural environment is suppose to be, the natural enrichment they should be getting, interaction with other species they should be having.. it makes you realize how terrible zoos and aquariums are.
    Rescues and reserves however are different. Trying to preserve a species or saving an animal’s life are respectable.

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  • Profile photo of Nicholebridgewater

    Over a year ago

    I won’t go to the big zoos or aquariums. A lot of them buy their animals just to exploit them for more money. The aquarium near me caught a great white shark last year (I think) and kept it until it was almost dead.

    The Living Museum in my hometown only has animals that are native to the area and have been hurt too badly to be returned to the wild. It also has a separate rehabilitation center where they keep injured/abandoned animals until they are able to be released back to where they were found.

    But I agree with @hakred , if you have to ask, it probably isn’t right.

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  • Profile photo of Dars

    Over a year ago

    Some zoos are lousy places, but plenty are good. Our local zoo gives the animals excellent treatment and comfortable living space.

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  • Profile photo of chanseychan

    Over a year ago

    Instead of going to a zoo or aquarium, try going out into nature for a hike or a whale watching tour to find these animals in their natural habitat! (It’s way cooler too)

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