1000 Flowers for the Planet - #638 View Animals in the Wild
If you travel to places where you think the zoo might be a good attraction, think twice. Whilst there are some zoos around the world that are run very well and where the animals are cared for in the best conditions possible, there are many where the animals are still kept in concrete cages that provide little that truly attends to the welfare of the creatures contained. Animals don’t deserve to be caged simply for our viewing pleasure. Animals are best viewed in the wild, where they belong, where they can behave as nature intends them to behave. If humans think it is their right to do as they please on this planet, then it is our duty to care for all the other species with dignity and care. The actions of the many depend on leadership from each individual who has the capacity to do things differently – to do things better. Lead by example and when you take your children to see the animals of the wild, make sure they see them IN the wild, not in cages.