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  •  I haven't visited a zoo in the States in two (3+ / 0-)
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    decades. We went to a zoo in a large European city last year, and it was awful. I'm still disturbed by that visit.

    "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

    by CanyonWren on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 07:17:50 PM PST

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    •  I went a few years ago (1+ / 0-)
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      to a nature center i grew up near. Theyve always tried, and their conditions have gotten better. (they no longer keep chimpanzees for instance thank god). But some of what you see is pretty disturbing. For instance they keep condors and red wolves. The condors sit there in relatively tiny enclosures and literally go slowly insane year after year. and the red wolves, in a lot that is probably 1/2 to 1 acre.. simply trot around in circles over and over and over.

      They do the same to whitetail deer  but that doesnt really bother me as in the united states deer have been effectively domesticated as food stock in the wild.

      A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

      by cdreid on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 02:51:02 AM PST

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