02 Nov '16, 9pm
ZOOS OR PRISONS- IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE?
Don’t get me wrong. I am horrified at the neglect and appalling conditions that exist at the zoo. However, what I don’t agree with is that making a place of confinement more livable is the answer. As upset as people are with the current state of the zoo, they still visit. Two years ago, a man jumped into the enclosure of a white tiger and was killed in the Delhi zoo. I remember discussing it with a distant relative who defended the concept of zoos, claiming that they played an important role in the conservation of species, as well as the in the education of human children. The fact that animals are considered to be things and are owned by the zoo, makes them disposable. Remember Harambe ? Or the baby giraffe killed by the Copenhagen zoo?