They are obviously very proud of this criminal act. The press release goes on to say "These cubs are a conservation success and a first for a North American Zoo". I hope they are the last for a North America….or any country or zoo for that matter. Just where does "conservation" or "conservation success" come into it? It doesn't, not in the remotest of contexts. The article goes on to proudly claim that they were the first to breed Taligers a few years back. They obviously have not learned from their idiocy. They go on to say "Continuing the work of the sanctuary is dependent on donations from the general public." and "The sole purpose of the park is saving lives and educating the public." So they actually have the cheek of asking for money for the propagation of ignorance. This place is a member of the USZA, The United States Zoological Association….if the Association had any guts then it would immediately suspend the membership of this place. Zoos like this simply should not exist. But the USZA won't do a thing because a lot of their members do just the same sort of thing. It is very sad.
Interesting to note that they claim to be a sanctuary. I wonder what all the so called 'sanctuary' owners have to say....they are quick enough to jump on my back when I state that zoos and 'sanctuaries' are one and the same thing. In fact 'Good' Zoos are the true sanctuaries. Clearly though The Garold Wayne Zoo Park is not 'good' in any sense of the word.
The only 'good' that I so see in this whole sorry story is that the cubs have been left with their mother. I feel however that this will be a very short lived arrangement. They will be pulled for bottle feeding so that photos can be taken for the all too gullible press. The Daily Mail will love the story.
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