Regrann from @e_volved.4them_ - PLEASE READ THE CAPTION What is a ZOODefinition:
Zoos are captivity and entertainment centres where collections of wild animals are exhibited, often in solitary confinement, with the main aim of satisfying the curiosity of visitors. Animals exhibited in these facilities are subject to complete control and live in very different conditions from those in which they live in the wild.
Captivity suppresses the natural instincts of wild animals.
Animals suffer permanent frustration because they have no freedom of choice and cannot behave as they would do in their natural environment. This leads to a tendency toward genetic, physical and behavioural degeneration.
The consequences of captivity are:
Stereotypical behaviours: these are pathologies stem from forced captivity and are expressed through obsessive and / or repetitive behaviours including:
• continually walking around • turning in circles
• playing with their tongue
• biting and licking the bars
• turning the neck, swinging,
• shaking the head up and down,
• rocking, hugging their legs, (common in big cats, elephants, bears, giraffes, camels, primates, etc.).
Apathy, sadness, boredom.
Eating Disorders (they refuse to eat or, on the contrary, become obsessed about food)
Self-mutilation (biting tail, legs, head banging)-cats, bears, primates.
Excessive cleaning (pulling hair or feathers off, leaving their skin with patches)-bears and parrots.
Abnormal sexual behaviours (hyperactivity, finding substitute objects).
Abnormal maternal behaviour (mothers attack, kill or abandon their young, etc.).
Prolonged childish behaviour (immaturity, abnormal social behaviour, lack of social trust, etc.).
Abnormal aggression: (with more intensity or frequency as a result of overcrowded cages, threats of dominant animals and pressure from zoo visitors.SOURCE: www.addaong.org/zoos are like prisons#animalrights #freedom #captivitykills #zoo #love #vegan #govegan #wild #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #compassion #research #truth #bethechange #betheirvoice #forest #photography #animals #animallovers #vegansofig #lifestyle #evolution PHOTO: Unknow