Happy Feet?

Cartoon_penguins_01 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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So what do you think?  Leave us a comment and join us again soon on The Blurb.


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)


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3 Responses to Happy Feet?

  1. Nhung Lam says:

    I loved this podcast about penguins. in vietnam there is hardly any good blogs. im looking forward to more posts in the future.
    ~Nhung Lam

  2. DUDE says:

    I perrsonaly don’t think that it is a good idea to have animals in cages, or zoo’s for that matter. Because I mean would you want to be locked up in a cage having people yelling and tapping on the glass at you? I wouldn’t like that, you wouldn’t be able to do anything exept sleep and watch people stare at you.

  3. A-Velt says:

    I think it is ok that you cut out parts of the book as long as they are not important. But Harry is captain, Umbridge ejects Harry from Quiddich, and Ginny has to play Seeker. So yeah this is major, it should be in.

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