Our Compass

OC: I am against zoos, no question. First, animals are enslaved, made to perform and strut for human entertainment, gleeful, sticky hands poking at fin and fur. Second, they are raped, made to reproduce under the guise of conservation, never establishing that funds and greed are the main desire. And third, now they are drugged, stifling their natural urges, made to parade in a halcion-induced stage of docility. Please defend animals by never using them as entertainment, be it in a zoo, and aquarium, or other such nonsensical human-endorced whimsy.

SourceStop Making Sense
By mrdsk

Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness, featured excerpts from her book in Wired:

Excerpted from Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves‘One of the first nonhumans to be given psychopharmaceuticals as a patient (and not as a test subject) was a western lowland gorilla named Willie B., who was famous in Atlanta, Georgia. He was captured in Congo as an infant in the…

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