These animals aren’t where they belong. Nevertheless, zoos continue to breed them under the guise of “conservation”.
PETA UK: ‘Whether they’re called safari parks, drive-through wildlife reserves, game parks, or zoos, these facilities are nothing more than animal prisons maintained for human amusement. No amount of time in captivity can take away from a wild animal’s natural instincts. Lions, for example, roam far and wide, claim territory, and seek out mates in nature – none of which they can do in captivity. Oxford University researchers concluded that animals who are wide-ranging by nature experience physical and psychological anguish in captivity and should be phased out of zoos altogether.
In this most recent incident, Mike Hodge, the park’s owner, entered the enclosure, knowing that the lions were nearby and unsettled. A lion easily caught him and dragged him into the bushes as witnesses screamed in fear and panic. Reportedly, the animal was later killed, despite doing nothing more than acting like a lion… These animals aren’t where they belong. Nevertheless, zoos continue to breed them under the guise of “conservation” to produce crowd-pleasing babies and to bolster their inventories’. SOURCE…