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Nicola
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No I do not
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Demian
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No I do not
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Zoo animals should be returned to the wild.
Jennifer
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The recent rescue of animals from the Bloemfontein Zoo. Concern for the welfare of the animals at the East London Zoo, which is now closed to the public.
Yes
Joshua
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Yes I do
I personally have never seen mistreated animals in any Zoo, but that said I have only been to one zoo in the last decade.
Yes
Bina
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Yes
Dianne
No I do not
No I do not
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Rochelle
No I do not
No I do not
Wild animals should be in the wild!
Yes
Animals should be treated with great care and not be exploited.
Nancy
No I do not
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Yes
Riekie
No I do not
No I do not
Animals should not be locked in cages for humans entertainment, it's cruel
Yes
Animals should be taken care of and not mistreated. It says alot about a person who mistreat an animal
Sharon
No I do not
No I do not
Most zoo an8mals belong in the wild, now they caged for human entertainment - definitely not normal for the animals
Yes
Animals need protection, they not to be exited for human reasons
Ethan
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Annie
No I do not
No I do not
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All animals. We should return to a licensed system for household pets.
Zoo’s are a terrible place for an animal to live.
Of late there have also been neglect eg zoo in Bloemfontein not feeding their animals.
SPCA need support from government and funding.
Karen
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No I do not
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Candice
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No I do not
More education and insight needs to be given from school level upwards and certainly for anyone working at the zoo's as to the unique assets these intelligent and sensitive beings are. Our ancestors would not want us to squander our resources and our connection to the land through these beasts.
Yes
Yes. South Africa has an opportunity to become a world leader in animal welfare as she has the most amazing collection of indigenous species. Let's take better care of our animals as a demonstration to the world of our humanity and foresight.
Tanya
No I do not
No I do not
Animals must not be held in captivity and trained to perform ridiculous acts for the amusement of careless people.
Yes
We are guardians of animals, and need to do a much better job in protecting them from abuse and misuse!
Lynette
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Animals should be left in their natural habitat as far as possible
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Our laws need to provide for the utmost protection of all animals
Tracey
No I do not
No I do not
The whole idea of containing animals in totally unnatural conditions that cause them physical and psychological suffering is abhorrent to me. That this is done for the entertainment of human animals is an absolute tragedy.
Yes
I would support an amendment that was based on the reliable scientific evidence that animals suffer extreme distress during containment in any zoo-like conditions, which therefore renders the existence of such facilities morally reprehensible.
Anke
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No I do not
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James
No I do not
No I do not
No animal is meant to be captive.
Domesticated animals are known as pets, they have no choice in the matter because their
natural habitat has been destroyed by human activity.
Zoo's do not perform any beneficial function for the animal, they are exhibits and exist for profit. I have seen a bear at Tygerberg zoo walking endlessly in circles on a concrete floor in an exposed barred cage, I've also seen bears in a pen in Bern Switzerland, often teased and fed junk food scraps from passersby, they are an exhibit - a fixture.
No to Zoos! No to wildlife trade! No to private game farms! NO to canned hunting!

YES, to veterinary rehabilitation, rescue and release programs.
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The use of animals for certain military or policing purposes, although contentous, has been practiced for the most part responsibly, the problem is when the private sector which is for profit begins to run these programs.
Strict guidelines can be enforced on state departments with the necessary public transparency, and oversight, not so for the self-regulating private industries.

Former Defense Dog Handler.
Reginald
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A zoo should only be used for rehabilitation or breeding of endangered species.
Yes
madeleine
Yes I do
No I do not
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Blackie
No I do not
No I do not
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ANIMALS can't speek up for them self, Don't mis treat them no matter were they are.
Jessica
No I do not
No I do not
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Helene
No I do not
No I do not
Animals in Zoos are not being taken care of properly .
They are left unattended when sick
Their enclosures are not cleaned
They have to live in unhygienic conditions
They do not get fed enough and proper food which their species require
Yes
All Zoos to be closed as it starts of well , then deteriorate and causing the suffering of animals
Hendrieka
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The idea of a zoo (as a place to learn about animals) is outdated and unnecessary in modern society where people have access to television. Rather use the available facilities and expertise for rehabilitation in preparation for release. Animals should only be kept in captivity if there is a medical reason.
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There should be a clause to ban all forms of live export of animals. With modern refrigeration facilities this is completely unnecessary. Animals can be slaughtered in South Africa with all the humane and religious requirements in place and exported as meat.

Strict regulation is be put in place for all working animals, especially those that belong to the SANDF, since they clearly do not care enough.

Sale of animals to any country with a questionable animal care history (such as China or Vietnam) should be prohibited. Secondary sale via a third party should also be prohibited.