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This weekend Animal Rights activists were out in Grantham and at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire to mark Zoo Awareness Weekend. A pop up cinema and stall were set up in Grantham on Friday to spread awareness of the plight of zoo animals and a demo was held at the gates to Twycross Zoo. Those demonstrating protested the fact that “animals used to forests, seas and the sky are trapped in cages, concrete enclosures and glass tanks” and divert funds away from much needed habitat conservation.
From the protesters’ statement:
Many people do not realize the animal suffering inherent in Zoos and Aquariums, where animals used to forests, seas and the sky are trapped in cages, concrete enclosures and glass tanks where there routinely go mad from boredom, frustration and the absence of the natural environment they have evolved to depend on.
Zoos may claim to contribute to conservation, but in reality only a small percentage of Zoo animals are endangered and only an even smaller percentage of those are successfully released back into the wild. Meanwhile they divert funds away from where the real effort is needed – habitat conservation.
Don’t be fooled by the marketing, the purpose of Zoos is to make money for shareholders and they do so at the animal’s expense.
Link: www.captiveanimals.org Captive Animals Protection Society