Peter Singer: Most of them are, because they confine animals for our amusement in ways that are contrary to the interests of the animals. But if zoos really put the interests of the animals first, and only then find ways for us to observe them, they are not immoral.
Personally: I believe in the finality of evolution. These captured animals should be thankful that we find them useful to keep around, as opposed to just killing them off outright.
Originally Posted by poe tay toes
instead of working for food, they can hit the mailbox for food money from the government. instead of suffering from disease or injury, they can hit the er for free healthcare from the government. phones from the government. housing from the government. tv from the government.
sounds like the cages are already there. they're free to leave anytime they choose. large number choose not to.
You should try all of that and let us know how great it is, I'm sick of working.