Opinion post! Put on your thinking cap, ‘cause we’re gonna play a game.
I’ve been seeing a lot of “animal rights” activists passing around photos of zoo animals and taking them completely out of context in order to support their propaganda that all zoo animals are abused by their keepers.
We’re going to play a little thinking game.
This topic is not something that has to further delineate the “pro” or “anti” zoo (pointless) debate. It’s the fact that by photo bias, we are distracting our attention away from the issues animals actually face. If we spend time and effort trying to shame a zoo because a very out-of-context photo goes viral, we take away that time from an animal in a place who is truly suffering.
I really dislike this bipartisan tendency we have to claim a “side”. The only side can be “for the animals”….with the methodology being the only point of debate.