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Nicki
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Animals are not for our entertainment. If they have to be kept in captivity, the environment should be as close to their natural habitat as possible with minimal interference from humans. After all, we are taking over their homes and endangering their survival, not the other way round.
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Any action that prevents humans from harming or exploiting animals on any level should be a priority. Legislation to enforce this should be fully supported.
Sophia
No I do not
No I do not
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Cathy
No I do not
No I do not
Look how ? were treated in Joburg zoo..... ?..... ???
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Candace
No I do not
No I do not
Zoos are outdated, they offer no educational or conservation purpose and its all about the money for them! Wild animals belong in the wild!!!
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Linda
No I do not
No I do not
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Liz
No I do not
No I do not
Zoo's are out dated and cruel. How is locking up animals for education beneficial? Children are not really interested and the animals are condemned to a slow death while they suffer for zoos to profit.
There are much better ways to educate and show animals in their natural habitat than lock them up. The animals suffer depression, become I'll and die, so the zoo just buys new ones. Why was the elephant enclosure made much bigger BEFORE the zoo bought 2 trained elephants who went through hell huge abuse and pain to make them perform like they are in a,circus,?
Circuses are being made to give up their animals as it is inhumane the hell they go through just to get money. Look how many are becoming aggressive and attack their 'trainers'.. They can no longer take the abuse, Why teach children how not to respect these animals?
Zoos must close down as well.
Thank you
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Wendy
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The Jhb zoo professes to take care of the animals properly however what i have seen in the media lately about Lammie and the two new elephants does not indicate that they actually care for the elephants properly and is it all about entertainment to them.
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Jenna
No I do not
No I do not
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Johan
No I do not
No I do not
East London zoo in Eastern cape, a testament to the abuse animals are subjected too, no enrichment. This especially in the. Primate display! Area are also too small.
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Lize-Mari
No I do not
No I do not
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Jes
No I do not
No I do not
Elephants are complex social creatures. To keep them in confined spaces, animals that can walk many many kilometers a day, is to disregard their nature.
Zoos are not a place for any animal - preservation and education should not equal confinement.
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Penny
No I do not
No I do not
We are living in the 21st Century and the time has come to change mindsets. If we do not we are simply not acknowledging that the caging of an animal in a zoo is a life of misery. Why must man who is anything but kind have this kind of power over wildlife in a baffling smoke and mirrors style of supposed education when effectively that animal is only there because it generates an income? Enough is enough!
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One only has to look at how a body like CITES is destroying the world's flaura and fauna by decisions that are questionable to say the least, to see that strengthening the Act will afford those without a voice to be given a voice. There is not a single passionate South African who is not furious about the ruling regarding the hunting of our black rhino who will not support a complete overhaul of the Animal Protection Act which seems to be in favour of man and not animals right now!
Sheilagh
No I do not
No I do not
The elephants at The Johannesburg Zoo are a prime example of cruel captive environment. The space provided is far too small, they are subjected to screaming kids and noise, they deserve to go to a santuary. They need space to roam, and live out their lives in peace. The disgusting conditions at the East London Zoo are criminal too. Zoos are old fashioned prisons and of no educational value whatsoever!
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Sheila
No I do not
No I do not
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Yvette
No I do not
No I do not
There have been too many complaints and videos depicting the sad state of neglect of animals in zoos. PLZ and JHB are in the ranks. Elephants cannot live in an enclosure. Its cruel and inhumane!
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This is WAY OVERDUE!
Sarah
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No I do not
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Mario
No I do not
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Andrea
No I do not
No I do not
It is torture for animals to be in zoos, especially elephants. We need to update legislation that deal with these matters and elephants need to go to sanctuaries where they can live a life that is free for them to do what elephants should be doing in a natural environment. The zoo is no different from a circus.
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Animals need more rights in South Africa. One right should be to live a life that is natural for them. Cages, small enclosures and as entertainment is NOT a life that is free and natural.
Sasha
No I do not
No I do not
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Annette
No I do not
No I do not
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Lara
No I do not
No I do not
No animal should be kept in a cage, especially an elephant, there is no need for animals to be kept in cages for human entertainment.
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Zoos should be shut down. I will support rehabilitation centres and animal hospitals, but no animal should be kept in a confined space for human entertainment or education.
charlotte
No I do not
No I do not
Zoos are an antiquated Victorian past time and should stay in the past where they belong .This whole "education " argument for why elephants and other wild animals are committed to a life of hell in unnatural surroundings is totally insane.Children know more about dinosaurs than they do about ANY living creature held in captivity at any zoo .STOP this now ,the JHB Zoo needs to send its animals to wild life sanctuaries that are NOT open to the public to exploit them even further !!Start by freeing Lammie and the other 2 HERD elephants currently serving out their miserable existence at the JHB Zoo.SO SO Sad !!!
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Animals are sentient beings and need to be treated as such.South Africa's current animal welfare laws are a total joke .In the words of the great Mahatma Ghandi "THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED" I think that statements sums up the moral progress of South Africa considering our animal welfare laws are basically non-existent !
Andrea
No I do not
No I do not
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Sherebanu
No I do not
No I do not
Look at the condition of the animals & enclosures at East London zoo. They are not educational in any way whatsoever. They don't reflect how animals live in the wild. Shocking
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Courtney
No I do not
No I do not
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