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Letter: Whole concept of zoos should be re-examined

Whole concept of zoos should be re-examined

In the “people are wonderful” department: Poachers break into a zoo to shoot a rhino and apply a chainsaw to its horn. It’s immoral. But zoos are also immoral. It’s time to re-examine the whole idea of zoos and why they exist: to entertain our children. Surely we can think of a better way to do this. These magnificent animals are wild beasts that belong in nature – where life is more uncertain but far less humiliating.

Jack Spiegelman

Buffalo

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