While some zoos and aquariums have genuinely attempted to improve the living conditions and treatment of animals in captivity, most still are based on revenue that can be brought in and offer the animals dirty, cramped conditions not much improved f...
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...ity of the time they live undisturbed by humans.
Any of the great changes in our past have been preceded by great controversy. Think about how if we had arenas now that were like the arenas that were ever so popular in ancient Rome where lions were speared to death. It would be traumatic and hard for many to see but it used to be the normal. There have been many changes in thought since then on the captivity and use of wild animals. Although they are still used for show and financial gain with all of the tourist attractions there is a shift happening where people are becoming even more compassionate towards these wild creatures. Many are now seeing that these animals deserve to thrive in a natural environment. The public is becoming more educated on the options to study animals in their natural environments and the amazing things that can be witnessed through this.
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