if our species had this mindset would we be where we are today? typing about how disgusting we are on ATS to eachother?
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by Gorman91
Wrong, I've grown up around animals my whole life and they're not just mimicking. That is what people tell themselves to feel better, to not take responsibility.
No, they can't make atomic or neutron bombs, nor drill for oil or build nuclear power plants that now are leaking and poisoning our planet - but they feel, they have emotions, needs and wants just like we do.
I'm of the mindset that if something is weaker and you're a real hero, you help them - not laugh at them.
Chimpanzees are use to roaming hundreds of miles a day with their families, not meant to be in a cage for the amusement of "humans".
that chimp did not ask to be captured or imprisoned.
See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the hollowness inside of your heart And it's all Right where it belongs
Originally posted by bigern
I use to love zoos but these days I really think we should just do away with them, Sea world and all that stuff too. Problem is for the most part all the animals in the zoos could never make it in the wild (I assume?) so we would have to let the ones in captivity now live out their lives behind bars and not reproduce. It would be sad really watching the numbers dwindle over the years but in the long run it would be for the best.edit on 4-8-2012 by bigern because: grammar
They actually already do that. A prison near someone I know's college offers open house days for anyone. Sort of like a zoo, yea.
Though I don't think zoo's and circuses are the worst thing in the world. I just think it's an idea that has not gone to its full potential.
After all, there are many species that, were it not for zoos, would be extinct.
Originally posted by Muckster
What i find sad and disturbing is that we can take a magnificent and sentient lifeform and turn it into a freak show for our own pleasure and entertainment.
Originally posted by totallackey
reply to post by ThisIsNotReality
So I can come and kidnap you, if only I give you three meals a day and keep you healthy?? Great, I'm on my way right now!
Yes, you can. When can I expect you arrival? I am dead serious.