posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:29 AM
reply to post by Dimithae
What ever made you think it was the role of a zoo to breed animals to return them to the wild ?
A zoo by its very nature is for the public to observe animals they would otherwise never get to see. It's an entertainment venue. It is not a
preserve. Also lions as far as I am aware are not endangered.
It's not nice. It's not pleasant to think about but come on they're lions not kids. Not really anything to get enraged about and I am not cold
hearted. At this moment there is a tiny Siamese cat in my lap. She is a little runty and she has white feet making her a snowshoe and not a pure bred
Siamese. Her parents owner dumped her as an infant because she didn't maintain the gene pool. Her name is Mia. She's certainly not my first fur baby.
She's not even the only cat in the house. We took in a large gray and white stray when the family who owned him left him behind when they moved. We've
rescued dogs from the shelter. Nakita was a pure bred huskey who lived to the ripe old age of sixteen which is about six years longer than the average
for a large breed dog. The vet said he obviously just didn't want to go. LOL. He was a sweetheart of a dog. So you can see I love animals but I know
the function of a zoo and preservation or rehabilitation is not what they do.
Lions breed. There probably wasn't another zoo they could send them to and as you pointed out releasing them to the wild is not an option. I guess
they could have just let them starve or kill each other but a bullet seems kinder to me.
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