Images and videos of people touching, holding, and playing with wild animals go viral all the time. But how does this affect the animals themselves?
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By supporting imprisonment as a solution to violence against animals, we are advocating that the oppression of being imprisoned itself is not a problem, but only who is being imprisoned.
Capturing and confining dolphins and orcas in restrictive concrete pools is killing them—physically and psychologically. Don’t support captive animal entertainment.
The sensationalism obscured what the main focus of the series should have been: that the abuse of privately-owned big cats is a serious problem, and that legislation must be put in place to fix it.
I went to the zoo to study primates, to turn their behaviors into numbers on a chart. Instead, I found a complicated world, with five orangutans at the center of a twisted web of relationships.
While the stress and isolation we are experiencing under lockdown is temporary, for the animals we exploit there is no relief from confinement.
At least one tiger has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo, and tuberculosis is rampant in the U.S. captive elephant population and continues to be contracted by human zookeepers.
Fish are social animals with their own unique personalities, and they are far more intelligent than they are given credit for.
Here’s why you should visit an animal sanctuary or watch a nature documentary before you ever give your money to a zoo or safari park.
What’s missing when “animal lovers” go to zoos, swim with captive dolphins, or support other animal-exploiting attractions and industries? Empathy, respect, and awareness.
This study provides further evidence that zoos cannot provide an adequate environment for those held captive within them.