To zoo or not to zoo?

Yes, I went to the zoo.

Yes, I shot pictures.

But I am against zoos.

Then why did I go?

Because it is there! – avalok

“Every time you go to the zoo, you prolong the captivity of the animals there! If no one goes to the zoos, there will be no zoos! Destroying the evil is very simple and it is in your hand!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan



God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval



“I think the animals at the zoo should have to wear sunglasses so that they can’t hypnotize you.” – Jack Handy



The world has room to make a bear feel free; The universe seems cramped to you and me. – Robert Frost



“I’ve actually gone to the zoo and had animals shout to me from their cages, “I’m in here when you’re walking around like that?”” – Robin Williams



No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Murray Banks



“The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison.” ― Nadine Gordimer



A wolf in a cage is an outrage. -avalok



“Surely one zoo in the world should have the courage to draw the ultimate conclusion about our ancestry? A cage with Homo Sapiens in all its varying forms, perhaps then we would understand ourselves better. The question of course is whether the other animals would approve of it.” ― Cees Nooteboom



“The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion in the only guarantee of morality.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer



“The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?” ― Jeremy Bentham



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