04 May '11, 3pm

5 Disgusting and Depressing Stories of Captive Animal Abuse

5 Disgusting and Depressing Stories of Captive Animal Abuse Photo: angela n. /Creative Commons Your impressions of zoos and circuses may be all about healthy animals, up-close glimpses of rare creatures, and the captive breeding programs that can bring endangered species back from the brink -- but not all of these animal owners are so ethical, so qualified, or so kind. All around the world, stories of abuse, death, illness, beatings, and other stomach-turning animal treatment have inspired bans on zoos and circuses -- but many of these actions still go on. View the entire comment thread.

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