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Zoos claim to educate people and preserve species, but they usually fall short on both counts.
Most zoo enclosures are very small, and rather than promoting respect or understanding of animals, signs often provide little more information than an animal’s species, diet, and natural range.
Animals’ normal behavior is seldom discussed, much less observed, because their natural needs are rarely met.
Birds’ wings may be clipped so that they cannot fly, aquatic animals are often without adequate water, and many animals who live in large herds or family groups in nature are kept alone or, at most, in pairs.
Natural hunting and mating behaviors are virtually eliminated by regulated feeding and breeding regimens.
Animals are closely confined, lack privacy, and have little opportunity for mental stimulation or physical exercise.
These conditions often result in abnormal and self-destructive behaviors or “zoochosis.”
PETA Wants the Greening of Green to Include Changing City’s Name to ‘Meat’s Not Green’ for Earth Day
Green, Ohio — PETA has sent a letter to Green, Ohio, Mayor Richard Norton asking him to change the city’s name to “Meat’s Not Green” for 24 hours in honor of Earth Day (April 22). PETA’s request will bolster the city’s “Living Green” campaign, which promotes Earth-friendly measures, including encouraging residents to use water-conserving rain barrels and buy locally grown food. PETA points out that in addition to causing health problems and animal suffering on a massive scale, raising animals for food is acknowledged as a leading cause of greenhouse-gas emissions, water pollution, and land degradation.