Zoos are glorified animal prisons

Zoos are glorified animal prisons

Zoos are glorified animal prisons

First published in Readers' Letters

MARWELL Zoo’s annual animal audit will fail to count the physical and mental suffering endured by these wild animals as a result of the frustration of a lifetime spent in cages (All creatures great and small in Marwell head count, January 6).

At the end of the day the paying public can go home, but zoo animals are stuck as living exhibits until the day that they die in captivity – thousands of miles from where they truly belong.

Anyone who cares about protecting animals should donate to programmes that protect them in their natural habitats and stay away from these glorified animal prisons.

BEN WILLIAMSON, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), London.

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1:25pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dango says...

Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat.
As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense.
Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat. As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense. dango
  • Score: 6

6:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SFC-Matt says...

dango wrote:
Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat. As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense.
I echo this post
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat. As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]I echo this post SFC-Matt
  • Score: 4

7:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Linesman says...

SFC-Matt wrote:
dango wrote:
Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat. As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense.
I echo this post
Carried unanimous!
[quote][p][bold]SFC-Matt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: Oh do shut up ffs. What about all the conservation work they do. The breeding programmes. The reintroduction of species to their natural habitat. As usual for a PETA mouth, you spout utter nonsense.[/p][/quote]I echo this post[/p][/quote]Carried unanimous! Linesman
  • Score: 4

8:14pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

They were born in captivity, they wouldn't know any different or last 5 minutes in the wild.
They were born in captivity, they wouldn't know any different or last 5 minutes in the wild. bigfella777
  • Score: 3

12:08am Tue 14 Jan 14

sparkster says...

I agree with the above posts, i've never heard such drivel
I agree with the above posts, i've never heard such drivel sparkster
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Young Greybeard says...

Agree with all of the above comments.
Agree with all of the above comments. Young Greybeard
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

geoff51 says...

Is this bloke Sheila Claytons love child only they both talk the same rubbish?
Is this bloke Sheila Claytons love child only they both talk the same rubbish? geoff51
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Big talk from a PETA person when PETA actively KILL tens of thousands of animals each, just because the animals have very easily treated health problems.
Big talk from a PETA person when PETA actively KILL tens of thousands of animals each, just because the animals have very easily treated health problems. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

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