The Shocking Truth About What Happens to ‘Surplus’ Zoo Animals | One Green Planet

Unlike the many sanctuaries that take in abandoned and abused animals to live out the remainder of their lives, zoos don’t always take care of their animals for life. So what happens to these animals?

Source: The Shocking Truth About What Happens to ‘Surplus’ Zoo Animals | One Green Planet

2 thoughts on “The Shocking Truth About What Happens to ‘Surplus’ Zoo Animals | One Green Planet

    1. Thanks for your comment, Cindy. According to my sources over the years such as PETA and other animal activist/welfare organizations I support and follow , zoos do kill all kinds of surplus animals, or they are sent into a huge global exchange network where their fate is even more horrendous. As much as I loved visiting the zoo as a child, it now upsets me to think throngs of people are gawking at all these sentient beings for entertainment. A case in point is my own art shop in which we are now featuring pics taken at the Barcelona Zoo by Spanish photographer Jordi Piqué. While his images of gorillas, chimpanzees and mangabey monkeys are stunning, they also capture a tragically sad, faraway look that is so heartbreaking. The animals did not choose to be photographed and yet because they are super intelligent, they instinctively ‘pose’ as a human would. Also, Jordi talks about visitors to the zoo mocking or disparaging these sensitive creatures and notes the great apes behave better than humans. The whole zoo thing needs to be modified into a sanctuary type setting where the animals are safe and not sitting ducks for human’s exploitation and profit.

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