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Zoos – 20 May 2008

If you haven’t read “Black Bears in Zoo,” please visit:

Zoos are just one more form of animal exploitation. In confined areas, no matter how much humans may try to duplicate an animal’s natural surroundings, their efforts fall short and the animals suffer the consequences. Many unwanted animals from zoos end up as victims of canned hunts – a horrible betrayal of their trust as evidenced by friendly animals actually approaching the person who is about to shoot them.

The stereotypic behavior mentioned in the above-referenced article is also found among animals who are caged for experimentation in laboratories.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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