Sunday, July 17, 2011


Zoos are such a mixed bag of emotions for me. Are they for entertainment or education? Do they help to save endangered species or due to the low birth rate would the animals be better off in their natural environment? Do they feel safe from predators or are they bored? Do they like having their dinner served to them or would they rather hunt? Should we hold animals in captivity or as Peter Singer asked in the 1970s, do they have rights?


Anonymous said...

You captured such emotion coming from this little guy.
And what you said is exactly the reason why I tried not to get any of the cages in my pictures- it's just so sad!

Sarah P. said...

I totally agree with you! My boys love going and seeing the animals but I can't help but feel a little badly for them. Great shot of the little guy.

Gretchen said...

Zoos are definitely a mixed bag of emotions... I think it all depends on the zoo, the animal, the workers, etc. They do help teach, BUT it's hard to see lil' guys like this look so sad. Wonderful detail here!!!