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Care2′s Piper Hoffman On Fox Business Network Explains The Problem With Zoos [Video]

Care2′s Piper Hoffman On Fox Business Network Explains The Problem With Zoos [Video]

A lawsuit in Los Angeles is taking on zoos claiming the manner in which the animals are kept is detrimental to their well-being. According to the lawsuit, the animals in confinement often experience depression, physical pain and even sexual frustration. It’s an important lawsuit that has the potential to have a widespread impact and Care2.com’s own Piper Hoffman appeared on Fox Business to explain the suit and it’s impact.

Watch her make the case here:


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7:33AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:11PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Does FOX News believe in anything?? They want to protect activities and corporations to make money at all expense . The idiot blonde bimbo is a FOX clone and a laughing stock.
She calls the women a liar about learning to love animals from her cat. What a wanker !
And like most FOX interviews it is 3 of them against one guest who many times have no chance to reply.
Harassment and ridicule is their MO !

11:45AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Humans have contributed to so many species going extinct that soon we won't be able to see animals in the wild, only zoos will have a handful of species.

6:45PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

I'm from the UK so I don't watch Fox. The few clips I've seen on the internet has persuaded me that if I did live in the USA I still wouldn't watch it. Such dumbed down tv for dumb people. The interviewers come across as people with low intelligence. What poor interviewers they are. If you ask a guest a question, the least you should do is have the decency to listen to the answer. Piper came across as the only one with any intelligence. I understand what she meant when she said her cat inspired her. Nothing wrong with that. I must admit that before I got my first dog, I was too busy to give an awful lot of thought to animals, even though I've always liked them. I suppose my dog inspired me because she taught me empathy and to realise that there was no difference between her and farm animals or wildlife. To each animal, their lives are precious. To have enough to eat/drink, to nurture their young and not to be trapped in cages or zoos. Because of her my family became vegetarian. So yes, you can tell the airhead in the red dress that a cat or dog can inspire you.

9:56AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

thanks for sharing this video :)

5:58AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for showing this video.

10:12AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Dk M. and Robyn B. : I agree that there is a need for Zoos, and the care of the animals should be a top priority. In many of the larger zoos, the health and well-being of the animals is always being evaluated and improved. Most people's only interaction with exotic animals is at a zoo. In a perfect world, all animals would be safe in their natural environment, and by all means, be left there. Sadly, that is not the case, and there is a need for zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and other means of saving animals that are on the brink of extinction.

A perfect example is how the L.A. zoo worked with the San Diego zoo, and captured ALL the wild Bald eagles from nature, bred them and are now re-introducing them back into the wild. They would have died off, if not for the intervention of those zoos to allow the clean-up of the lead in the environment, and make it safe to slowly re-introduce them back into safe areas where they are doing very well.

Would you prefer a world where there are only pictures in a book of our national bird? I think not.

10:38PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

zoos need to be history already

8:39PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Waaahhh - my kids and I are to be denied the inexorable right to gawk at kidnapped prisoners of earth's wildlife! Limey and his two Fox-heads are a trio of oiks whose arrogance exceeds their intelligence.
Ms Hoffman remained poised and dignified during the onslaught - even when confronted with the deliberate bait by misquote from the skirted oik. My hat's off to Ms Hoffman.

8:03PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

I guess Rush Limbaugh has now set the bar for ALL male newscasters to be able to harass and ridicule the women they are facing. Disgusting display of male arrogance, (and the blonde female impersonator wasn't much better!), and Piper was definitely a class act under the barrage of ridicule! Standing ovation for her here!

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