If I Was The Parents, I Would Have Sued

Seriously, zoos need to stop claiming the shit they do is educational.

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Last year a zoo in Norway beheaded an “excess” zebra and then fed in to tigers in front of children.  They tried to say this was “educational” and “necessary”.  How? How is it educational to have kids watch an animal that YOU caused to be born be devoured by an animal it would never meet in real life, considering that zebras are from Africa and tigers are from Asia.  As for them saying it was “necessary” for them to get rid of the “excess” zebra; again the zoo is responsible for breeding the animals so maybe they should have thought of that.

 

If I was the parents I would sue for emotional distress.  If I was the kid I would sue for emotional distress.  I myself may sue for emotional distress because the whole incident is so disgusting it is actually fucking with my OCD and anxiety.  Seriously, zoos need to stop claiming the shit they do is educational.  There is nothing educational about locking animals in cages, breeding them, and than discarding them when they become “too old” and “no longer cute”.

The parents who actually thought this was ok and educational should have their kids taken from them by DHS.  Forcing a child to watch an animal devour another animal is nothing less than child abuse.  It is psychological abuse.  In this case, educational neglect is also involved since zoos don’t teach how animals really are or what they really do.  Want your kids to learn about animals? Read them a book or get on the computer with them.  You can even watch animals in real time on Google Earth.

I really hate zoos, now I hate them even more.  Why do we still allow these prisons to exist? With all our technological advancements, we should know better than to think that any animal should be caged.

Author: Stacie M Stark

Activist with 25 years of experience in human and animal rights and welfare. Specializing in children's rights and issues, LGBT rights, and companion animal welfare and rights. Member and always will be of Amnesty International, Best Friends Animal Society, and PETA. Mom, queer, vegetarian. Hello Kitty and Disney Princess collector. Cat lover. Sagwa fan. I want to live at the public library.

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