Re: Editorial, “Zoos an archaic practice.”
There will always be zoos, which means closing our zoo in Aldergrove will only allow a different facility to buy its stock.
Many of the animals in the zoo were injured or pets that could not be released into the wild.
I think kids and adults realize their impact on the environment when they actually see what it is effecting. I know after seeing the majesty of a lion or strength of the grizzly that it speaks to me more than a picture on some brochure trying to raise funds.
I think it’s a great way for kids to learn.
These are not like the archaic days. They are not small metal and cement pad cages. They have nice enclosures with suitable stimuli and proper diets.
Zoos can serve a greater purpose than just entertainment.
They can educate the public and provide care and homes for exotic animals that are in need.
Zoos can take in the animals but it costs to care for them. Thus we are charged an admission. Also, many zoos have a breeding program for near-extinct species. Do you think we should just let animals go extinct? I think that would be so sad. After all, they are only going extinct from us hunting or destroying their land, but I guess we don’t owe that to them.