Published Letter to the Editor
Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
28th November 2013
The attack on tiger trainer David Styles (Tiger attack caught on film, November 26) invokes memories of the fatal attack on whale trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Surprising? Not at all. Zoo animals don't want to be imprisoned any more than we would so it's only to be expected that their resentment will eventually come to a head in the form of an attack.
Zoos try to convince us that they are nobly "saving" wild animals by
confining them but for the individuals cruelly robbed of all semblance of a
natural life, imprisonment in a zoo is a long, boring, frustrating, aimless
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