Baby Harambe (imgur)
The time for zoo’s has come and gone. They are prisons where animal captives live out sad lives. Zoo’s always use the excuse they are protecting endangered species but Harambe is the perfect example of the truth to that lie. Why are they breeding gorillas who will never be free or live in the wild? If we want to help the critically endangered lowland gorillas survive why not invest in protecting their habitat from human encroachment, from the bushmeat trade and from poachers, using armed rangers as many national preserves in Africa do.
It”s not going to happen overnight but eventually zoo’s can be phased out and as Marc Bekoff says, turned into sanctuaries for the remaining captive animals.
Zoo’s are relic’s of the past and I for one would not mind to see them gone.
Why Was Harambe the Gorilla in a Zoo in the First Place?
Amid the debate over who was at fault in the death of a beloved animal, we need to step back and ask a different question
Posted in: Endangered Species, Biodiversity, Animals Rights
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Tags: Harambe, senseless death, zoo’s should be phased out, Baby Harambe, endangered species, lowland gorilla critically endangered, mother of boy responsible, Marc Bekoff