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This bothers me

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trish Allearz, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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  2. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Savannah Super Cat

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    Me too....why can't the animals be spayed or neutered instead...or is it a draw for the public to see baby animals being raised by the parent animals....
     
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  3. Trish Allearz

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    That's what I think it is, Pam. They said in the article, "Oh, nature dictates when we euthanize"- but except for the tigers that were accidentally bred (I think)- they let them go through the cutesie stage and then euth them. Well, damn- I'd prefer the birth control method they use in the United States. And I CANNOT imagine being a zookeeper, having to raise and care for these babies born in MY zoo, and then saying, "Well, let's slip the big needle with the pink fluid in your leg today!" I understand- it's population control, I understand in nature, some survive and some don't- but if we are going 'all natural'- let's let the animals breed on their OWN and then raise the babies ON THEIR OWN and then put the prey animals WITH them- the predators would keep the prey population down, right? At least that would be a start of being 'more natural'.
     
  4. admin

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    OMG - I had no idea this went on in European zoos...makes me sick! To think of these animals being raised past the baby stage and then euthanized because????

    BC, S/N anyone??? Hello??? I wonder if the people who visited the zoos knew this, what they would say? how barbaric!!!
     
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  5. Sue Armstrong

    Sue Armstrong Site Supporter

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    Wow what a terrible terrible shame. :(
     
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