Society seems to be taking a closer look at zoos and aquariums lately. I think that’s great, I’ve never been keen on taking animals out of their natural habitat and caging them for our entertainment. First we had the movement of three elephants from Toronto to California where the climate is more to their liking. Now CNN is getting on the bandwagon with Blackfish.
Let me pass along some warnings – Boa Constrictors constrict and, annoying but not usually fatal, Hoot Owls hoot
The cable news channel has been hyping the documentary that goes after SeaWorld for its treatment of Orca killer whales. Numerous experts discuss the fact that these animals should never be kept in captivity and if they are the results can be deadly even for trainers who have worked with the beasts for long periods of time. The whales can and do turn on their trainers.
This brought to my mind the Edward Snowden affair that hit the front pages a few months ago. People then seemed to be surprised that spy agencies actually spy. Now we have folks aghast that Killer Whales kill! What part of Killer don’t you get? Let me pass along some warnings – Boa Constrictors constrict and, annoying but not usually fatal, Hoot Owls hoot.