May 11, 2011 K Olsen joined My Stranger Face
May 11, 2011 K Olsen commented on Cash Cows.
My father and I belong to different generations and therefore have differeing veiws on the issue of elephants in zoos. Some animals seem thrilled to have the safety and good care of a zoo. Other, more intelligent, usally larger, social animals with specialized needs such as elephants and gorillas just can't be properly provided for in zoos, no matter how much we respect and adore them and do everything we can. Unfortunately, these very animals are indeed the cash cows of the zoos, but the zoos need to find better ways to support their mission. Your article will be a helpful aide to the ongoing respectful and good-willed debate my father (now in his 70's) and I have been having over this very issue. Thank you.