The Circus and the Zoo

My article on the Huffington Post Canada with eight zoo alternatives.

For the Animals, the Zoo Is the Unhappiest Place on Earth

“My son and I don’t go to the zoo. I don’t forbid him to attend, but he’s old enough to know the facts and decided not to participate in animal exploitation. Many animals go crazy behind bars and it’s common for them to display neurotic behavior they are so desperate for freedom. This is not how I envision my son learning about animals. And furthermore, I see nothing natural about a zoo. Animals that normally roam, fly, and swim at their leisure now sit on concrete slabs behind glass. How is that educational?”

circus protest aug 2012