No animal wants to live in a cage. Though this may be common knowledge, we humans continue to capture and raise animals in captivity primarily for the sake of entertainment. Yes, some efforts are purely for conservation purposes and are essential to ensure endangered species don’t go extinct. However, keeping monkeys, orcas and other exotic animals many people find cute in enclosures is less than humane.
If you disagree, just watch a montage created by The Dodo that shows various species of animals revolting from captivity. The footage isn’t only frightening at times, it’s downright gut-wrenching.
It is now well-established that animals kept in captivity tend to have shorter life spans than those that live in the wild and experience emotional suffering due to being separated from their kin. Animals kept in zoos, marine parks and circuses also tend to display symptoms of stress from living in artificial conditions and regularly show symptoms of boredom.
At the end of the day, every creature desires to live a happy life on their own terms. Hopefully, the montage inspires more people to consider this in the future.
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