We hear a lot of things to justify keeping animals in zoos. But are these justifications based on fact, or are they simply what zoos would have us believe?
Here are 4 things we hear about animals in zoos, and why we should think twice about them.
COVID-19 update: The global pandemic is placing animals around the world at risk, including many in zoos and aquariums. Without ticket sales, these captive animals may become economically unviable, with some even potentially slaughtered to feed others — a tragic extension of usual “surplus management” euthanasia practices discussed below. And for those who do survive this period of the pandemic, sadly every day will likely continue to be an ongoing “lockdown”. You can help by choosing animal-friendly entertainment and supporting conservation groups or seeing animals in the wild.