A few weeks ago, in London Zoo, a flock of penguins was extremely unhappy in one of the zoo’s many enclosures. The zoo keepers noticed this, so they paid a lot of money to make the penguins a new enclosure. They are more comfortable and happier now after the move.
The old enclosure made the penguins’ feet sore so they never laid eggs. As soon as the penguins went to the new enclosure, the penguins laid more eggs.
The critical question is: Should animals be kept in zoos, even if they aren’t happy? Also, is it fair to take any animal away from their natural habibat just for our pleasure?
Here’s what we think:
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Petunia Periwinkle, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Melvin the Chicken Hunter
(Image retrieved from http://www.bradfitzpatrick.com/stock_illustration/images/cartoon_penguins_01.jpg on January 3, 2007)