Discussion in 'The Pub' started by candletears7, Apr 18, 2015.
This place might want to upgrade its facilities...
lol, kids ran!
Wow they are powerful.
yeah, rip your arms off powerful.
face, legs, head, too.
350 and all muscle.
and pissed off.
That gorilla doesn't take trolling well.
A little Gorilla Snot will patch that right up.
No shite -- I can't imagine they're happy in the zoo.
I really don't like zoos.
I dunno...I think I could take him.
Completely agree. If you want to feel sad and ashamed, go to the zoo.
IMHO, there isn't a creature on earth, no matter how small or primitive, that doesn't know when it's being confined.
I hate them. They're inhumane. All living creatures deserve the right to live a free and sovereign life.
Reserves are better as the animals can actually run around and live free, to a degree. They aren't caged or "pinned".
I absolutely refuse to take my child to a zoo, especially a "Sea World" type place. Those are absolutely abhorrent. Mammals that are used to swimming hundreds of miles a day, stuck in a swimming pool for their natural life. All to amuse some people.
I'm barely OK with aquariums.
My wife doesn't feel as strongly as I do about it (except for Sea World type places- we both agree they are bad), so she obviously will take our kid to the San Diego zoo when its time.
Gorillas are just crazy strong.
I don't want to derail the thread, but it's worth noting that zoos now play a critical role in conservation of some species. If we are going to save species like rhinos and tigers (for example), zoos will likely be the reason. And while reserves are most definitely better for each animal, they are harder to control/monitor. Plenty of reserves--especially in Africa--that poachers routinely breach.
But I understand what you're saying. I'm glad that many zoos are no longer simply cages and there is at least an attempt to enlarge/naturalize their space and stimulate the animals in various ways. If you don't like zoos now, I suspect you REALLY wouldn't have liked those from 50 years ago.
One of my ideal vacations would be a safari to hunt poachers.
Lots of people say this, but nobody ever does it. You'd also need a very high power rifle to put a little range on someone who already has a very high power and long range rifle.
Yeah I do understand about the conservation efforts. And I do know some zoos try very hard. It's just something's that has stuck with me since I was a kid. I've always hated zoos ( and animal circuses). I'm 41 so remember when many zoos across the county had deplorable records (Detroits being one that has always been bad I believe).
And the critique of reserves being buffets for poachers is true. So they aren't even a 100% solution.
But "water parks" are an abomination. Orcas should not be kept in tanks. Dolphins should not be doing hoop tricks in a swimming pool. They're the second smartest creatures on the planet. And we have them doing tricks.
It's just a gut thing. I have a strong feeling about all living creatures being allowed to live free.
With that said I do understand some of the conservation benefits.
"Can you direct me to the gift shop and do they sell under wear or new shorts?"
The one nearest the glass keeps looking over like,"Oooooh,these fools are calling you out!!!"
That's from the Henry Doorly Zoo over on Omaha (about an hour away from us). We take the kids there at least once or twice a year. Yet I too very much dislike Zoos and try to tell myself they do serve some purpose towards both education and conservation at times.
And the hardest part for me at Henry Doorly is looking into the eyes of the Gorillas in the primate building. On occasion I actually whisper an apology to them through that glass.
I'm sure they are well pressed by now.
Edit: OK I see the issue. I'm a jackass. My bad.
Once again, this forum needs a 'like' feature, but until then, +1
I had a great time watching the Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo. Two females were arguing over a baby and the male kept looking over at them with an obvious disgruntled look. Finally he got up walked over, looking pissed, took the baby from them and sat down and cuddled it. The two females immediately shut up. It's a great zoo.