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Zoos are no fun for our animal friends. Why? Because animals in zoos miss their families, their friends, and their real homes! They are kept in tiny enclosures and many don't receive proper care—it's heartbreaking.
Wild animals deserve to be left alone and to be free, just like we do.
But don't zoos help to protect endangered species?
People often mistakenly believe that zoos help conserve species because they breed the animals who are held captive. But actually, animals who are bred are almost never returned to the wild. They usually live their entire lives in captivity and are prevented from doing everything that is natural and important to them. So really, when you think about, zoos serve virtually no purpose in protecting the natural world.
If we can't see animals in zoos, where can we see them?
There are many alternatives to zoos, but the best way to see animals is through educational TV programs and documentaries. With so much footage of animals in their natural environments, there's simply no excuse for making animals suffer in zoos just so we can look at them for a few minutes.
Have a ♥ for animals and pledge NEVER to visit a zoo!