Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • share this

Zoo animals continue to suffer

05:02 AM July 11, 2017

Bertha’s life at the Manila Zoo was one full of boredom, misery and deprivation. It’s a tragedy that she only realized freedom through death, and other animals imprisoned in zoos, including Mali the elephant, continue to suffer. They are denied everything that’s natural to them, and every aspect of their lives is manipulated and controlled. They are told when they will eat, what they will eat, when they can sleep, and who they can mate with. Their enclosures, like Bertha’s was, are tiny fractions of the size of their natural habitats, and their specific needs are neglected. This cruelty will end only when animals are no longer held as living “exhibits,” which won’t happen until people refuse to patronize zoos.

JASON BAKER, vice president of international campaigns, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Inquirer letters, Inquirer Opinion, Jason Baker, Manila Zoo, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, zoo animals
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.