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Is it time for America to close its zoos? Please vote. (Yes, obviously.)

August 12, 2013
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Costa Rica, known for its biodiversity, has decided to close its zoos because cages are bad for animals. Costa Rica’s Minister of the Environment, Rene Castro says the decision was based on childhood experience.

“One day, we took the parrot out to the patio, and a flock of wild parrots passed, and the parrot went with them… We fed her with food and affection. … all these things that we as humans thought she liked. And when she had the chance, she left.” Castro said.

Erin Burnett says she always thought that zoos were important, inspiring children to respect and love animals.

But, after reading about Costa Rica’s closing its zoos, she wonders whether the United States should follow suit.

Is it time for America to close its zoos?


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is it time for america to close it’s zoos.
what if “zoo” happened to you.
your life controlled. a habitat
bizarre.
a pseudo jungle in the middle
of urban life and cars.
no chance to be what
you were designed for.
torn between anger
and totally bored.
wanting freedom
that will never be.
the life known as
captivity.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 12, 2013 11:56 am

    is it time for america to close it’s zoos.
    what if “zoo” happened to you.
    your life controlled. a habitat
    bizarre.
    a pseudo jungle in the middle
    of urban life and cars.
    no chance to be what
    you were designed for.
    torn between anger
    and totally bored.
    wanting freedom
    that will never be.
    the life known as
    captivity.

    Like

  2. August 12, 2013 12:11 pm

    Voted & shared.

    Like

  3. August 12, 2013 1:32 pm

    Thanks Stacey ,voted to close the zoos. it’s about time. I hope they go to a sanctuary’s and live out the rest of there lives in comfort.

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    • August 12, 2013 4:04 pm

      Nancy, thanks so much for your vote, I agree with your thoughts.

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  4. August 12, 2013 4:45 pm

    voted yes to close all zoos of course! I also shared in several places thanks Stacey

    Like

  5. August 12, 2013 5:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Please help animals live a free life in the wild, as they deserve to.

    Like

  6. August 13, 2013 11:21 am

    Thank you, B2B.

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  7. August 15, 2013 12:49 pm

    This is definitely an interesting question. Zoos are great because people get to see animals that they might never get to see without zoos. But it makes sense that zoo animals are probably unhappy.

    Like

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