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    The most compelling argument against zoos is the lack of space that zoos provide for animals. Compared to the wild, lions and tigers have 18,000 times less space inside of zoos, and polar bears have 1,000,000

    Zoos aren't cool (pt 3)

    The most compelling argument against zoos is the lack of space that zoos provide for animals. Compared to the wild, lions and tigers have 18,000 times less space inside of zoos, and polar bears have 1,000,000 times less space....

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  • This post is super well written Dynasty! It is really cool to know that there are people out there who desire and have goals to help the people in the world who otherwise wouldn’t be helped. I think it is good to have goals because it gives us something to work for. Your goals are all super inspiring and I think that we need more people in the…Read More

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    Carter commented on the post, And Life Goes On

    Brianna,
    This is a really nice poem! I haven’t read the book that inspired it, but the way this poem is crafted sure makes that book seem really interesting. There are a lot of important points that this poem makes. I think that the second stanza is really powerful because it shows that sometimes disenfranchised people don’t have any choice or…Read More

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    Carter commented on the post, An Unlikely Hero

    This is a really interesting article Koji! You do a really good job of taking an issue that is really relevant today and bringing up points that no one really thinks about. It is important to realize how big legislation can have positive effects on groups, and how the lack of it can cause harm to groups. By taking the main points against the…Read More

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    All zoos don’t necessarily treat their animals poorly, and there are a few simple solutions that could help easily increase quality of life for animals in captivity. While it is ideal that one day there will no l

    Zoos aren't cool (pt 2)

    All zoos don’t necessarily treat their animals poorly, and there are a few simple solutions that could help easily increase quality of life for animals in captivity. While it is ideal that one day there will no longer be...

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    • Carter,
      You presented some very interesting points, and I agree with you that it is difficult to go back to before zoos due to our destruction of the environment including animal habitats. But I also agree that there should be a better solution than zoos. Here is an article that you might find interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/31/arts/at-the-zoo-improving-the-environment-for-creatures-of-two-and-four-legs.html

    • Carter,
      I see what you mean and I totally agree with you that zoos do more harm than good to the animals they keep. The small spaces and strange new “order” that the zoo animals live with are in no way conductive to their health or well being. One way in which they are beneficial to a species, however, is that they give everyone the opportunity to see these animals in real life as opposed to just in books and photos. The experience of seeing an animal in real life that naturally lives across the world from you is actually conductive to conservation in its own way. If you never see an animal with your own eyes and learn about it, you aren’t likely to care about it. It’s like the difference between hearing about starving kids in Africa and seeing them. I agree that zoos don’t do a good enough job educating individuals on the necessity of conservation and aren’t places in which animals can thrive, but what better to move someone for a cause than to see what they are working for- the animals they could only see in their local zoo.

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