Start A Petition

Why I'Ll Never Be A Zoo Mom

Offbeat  (tags: children, zoo, captive animals, wild animals imprisoned, no zoo mum )

- 3215 days ago -
Soccer mom. Backstage mom. No problem. But the day my son inevitably pleads, "Mommy, can I go on the zoo field trip?" the answer will be no. I want my son to see the animals. Just not at a zoo, where wild creatures devolve to abstract still lifes


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


gail dair (0)
Monday May 3, 2010, 11:06 pm
Thanks Simone

. (0)
Monday May 3, 2010, 11:18 pm

Gillian M (218)
Friday May 7, 2010, 2:26 pm
I am not a zoo supporter per se but accept that decent reserves and zoos do have a vital part to play in preserving animals. Asiatic lions are extinct in the wild and now only in reserves. Hopefully, they can be released into the wild soon.

If set into proper surroundings with plenty of room, many animals can be kept in reserves. India has released zoo elephants into a reserve, America needs to do the same. Education for the general population means that they are more likely to want to help and biologists do learn some things which they may not be able to in the wild.

In an ideal world we would not have zoos but the world is hardly that. No room for animals and many endangered species ae being pushed to the wall. We need quality reserves and zoos to help but I agree, we should not be supporting zoos that are substandard.

Gillian M (218)
Friday May 7, 2010, 2:26 pm
Perhaps I should add they are not just being pushed out physically but are being eaten to death.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.