Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What zoos (and wars) say about us

Please allow me to introduce the following presuppositions:

1.  Whether you call it a cage, a cell, a jail, a pen, a ward, a prison, a wildlife center, or an enclosure…incarceration is incarceration
2.  A culture that captures, confines, and exploits animals for profit is highly likely to regularly promote and engage in other forms of violence and exploitation

I contemplated these truisms upon hearing that Libya’s Tripoli Zoo had been abandoned during fighting in late August.

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Posted by Mickey Z on 09/13 at 04:43 AM
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