A chair and a whip in front of an innocent lion who was born in captivity and has never known anything else?? One time that animal was a sweet, innocent cub with eyes barely open looking for mommy. Now she’s being abused on a daily basis and has no choice in the matter and no one is speaking out for her.
A social animal like a chimp in a cage alone only let out when he is required to perform? This is a chimp who is suffering every day of his life. He desperately needs other chimps to be with and without them his life is gut retching. I won’t even get into chimps in labs because I couldn’t finish this.
THANK GOD BARNUM AND BAILY CIRCUS IS GONE FOREVER!!! F#@*& them!! They were animal abusers. Cirque De Solei is the replacement! No animals!
Animals love their babies. They kiss them. I saw a mother chimp kiss her baby the other day. Here’s a baboon mommy kissing her baby.
We as the human race are acting like idiots if we don’t take this more seriously. Elephants are being poached at a rate that will make them extinct in 20 years. And it’s for their tusks which is nothing more than our own teeth!! Somehow, somewhere, some human decided these tusk/teeth were worth something. They are worth nothing more than the 25 cents you get from the tooth fairy when your tooth falls out! Please, DO NOT buy ivory. You would be killing elephants.
Great apes have a different challenge and of course it is human related. The Great Apes are the gorilla, the orangutan, the chimpanzee, the bonobo and the human being. Yes, we are one of the great apes. Except for us, every great ape is HIGHLY endangered because of US! Their territory is being encroached upon for a mineral called Coltan which is used in all our devices; our cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, computers, etc. PLEASE recycle your electronics. If you don’t know how, figure it out!! In Texas, Staples will do it for you, check it out in your own state. Coltan can be taken out of recycled electronics and used again. HUGE for the great apes!
We are working hard to be sure the captive population of endangered animals is bio-diverse which means if and when these animals go extinct in the wild, at least our grandkids can see them in captivity. Bio-Diverse means we will not be mating sisters and brothers, etc. If things continue the way they are, in 20 to 30 years there will be no such thing as “wild animals”. How horrible is that? Please figure out a way you can help. Recycling your electronics is a tiny start but what else can you do?
-Minimize your use of plastic in any way, plastic ends up in waterways and in the ocean and animals eat it. Little tiny sea turtles will eat anything and so many of them die from eating plastic.
-If you can afford it, buy “sustainable” products like toilet paper and paper towels. There is a sustaianble logo on the products.
-Recycle everything that you can.
– Try hard not to use Styrofoam in any way. Its the absolute worst thing for the environment and wildlife.