Oh come on, yes zoos where an animal is literally tortured and stuck in a cage all day every day no bigger than their body should absolutely be history. Places like Chester Zoo work really, really hard on breeding programs for endangered animals (and insects) and the keepers genuinely care for their animals welfare when they get sick or poorly. Take a moment to do a tad bit of research and also watch the Channel 4 show, The Secret Life of the Zoo.
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Disappointed to see that there is no indication of a keeper walking through the big cat enclosures with a GoPro, so we can see how fast they run ........ (the keeper, and the cats)
Posted 1st FebPosted 1st Feb
Free Virtual Zoo Day 5th of Feb @ Chester ZooFREE£0.01
🎥🙌 We're bringing you another LIVE Virtual Zoo Day! 🙌🎥 🏡 Tune in from the comfort of your own home to experience the zoo LIVE! ⏰ Jo… Read more
You seem to be confused between a rant and having a discussion. I was simply having a discussion about the future potential conservation need and/or mass decline/extinction of current farm animals due to the likely future eating habits of humans. At some point in history all farmyard animals were wild too. It is unlikely to be viable for people to have herds or a small quantity of what are currently farm animals as pets in the future. The animals won't be needed in their current population sizes due to the reasons I previously mentioned.Therefore these animals may only exist in future conservation areas/zoos/allowed to live in the wild in certain areas but there numbers controlled or they will simply die out. Unless in years to come they will simply be exported to areas to thrive and be additional fodder for what is currently considered as wild animals - lions, tigers, komodo dragons etc. Perhaps back to the areas where these 'farm animals' would have originated from and in previous generations been wild animals. Raises an issue or who should and at what quantity of any species should be allowed exist on the planet. Nevermind.
Totally unnecessary and irrelevant post... as my comments were all related to zoo and the conditions of animals in zoo. Whereas your rant is about meat consumption.
@cruise_grin I wasn't initially getting involved in the whole conservation/zoo vs wild debate in the thread. Just thought you and others may be interested to learn there used to be lions and others freely roaming around Britain in the past. They'd do okay nowadays if they were still here and humans were not as widespread as we are. As the lions could hunt deer and there would be more woodlands and forests for them to roam. Our climate isn't too hot or cold for them to survive. I don't know why exactly the lions and other animals went. Be it from humans hunting them or due to other reasons. I have not looked further into it. Cows, sheep and pigs are likely to decline in the future. When people take up consuming genetically grown lab meat and can also lab grow leather and wool for clothing. After it becomes more affordable. I think a fairly recent (Channel 4?) TV programme had a lab grown chicken nugget costing something like ~£50/$50 to produce. I am assuming it will at some point become far cheaper than having to keep animals on farms. It is far too expensive at present to grow meat in a lab dish. Do you think cows and other farm animals eaten by humans should be kept in a future 'zoo' or let their numbers decline to extinction? I also wonder if the farmlands will be kept as protected green spaces and allowed for nature to take them back; or whether humans will simply decide to build further homes and industry on that land? If there are no dangers, issues, taste and texture differences and climate issues with humans consuming lab grown meat and food items. At some point humans will change from eating slaughtered animals to 'lab grown' meat. As perhaps we'll even be able to quickly grow our own at home. Which would in turn be an end to people starving around the world. I do eat meat and will consume lab grown meats and other food items in the future. As long as it is proven to be safe, nutritional, well absorbed & utilised after consumption, and affordable. Depends also if there are other side effects. Such as to the environment like dodgy chemicals being needed in the process. Unsure how quickly the industry will actually evolve. Does also raise issues about fish etc in seas and rivers in the future. With nature running its course or if fishing will be needed to stop over population of certain species.
For records, I am not a member of PETA. Not going to elaborate on anything as you are defintely entitled to your own view. As I said, Speciesism will be looked down upon in near future. Even after abolishment 200 years ago, there are still some people, who are involved in and support human slavery. So not everybody will be ever on the same side. As far as education is concerned, kids know far more about dinosaures than lions or elephants. Don't have to enslave animals to know more about them. Leave them alone in their habitat. I will not go into hypothetical situation of running Chester Zoo.
PETA would euthanise every zoo animal if they could do. Same with pets.
I used to make a living out of telling jokes like this. I kneaded the dough
Would have much preferred a Virtual Tour of a newly built Gulag for the ''Criminal Class'' explicitly for 'coronavirus-related breaches's, ''the spitters, partying morons, feral Cyclists/joggers''. They could sweat, spit and dance themselves into oblivion, then give the digger driver a thumbs up. It would need to be 8k though with Piers Morgan narrating.
Theres a difference between constructive criticism and just plain criticism and I'd say a good indicator of which you're doing is whether you're giving it to the zoo or just posting on hukd and encouraging people not to watch...
So what would they prefer a bit of advice to make sure more people return to watch them in the future, or just let viewing figures drop off? There's nothing wrong with the equipment they just need to get the sound quality slightly better so viewers can hear them clearly.
Posted 2nd Apr 2020Posted 2nd Apr 2020
Chester Zoo - Free Virtual Zoo Tour - Friday 3rd April 2020FREE£0.01
We are opening our VIRTUAL GATES for the second time! On Friday 3 April, you are invited to JOIN THE FUN, as we take you on virtual tour of of our zoo for a whole day of ANIMAL ANT… Read more
My deal wasn’t approved same thing, different zoo. 12 & 4 - For anyone on lockdown, feeling alone, needing some entertainment and a taste of the outdoors- We are doing a virtual farm! Lots of live videos, educational talks & births! 🐑🐷 <3 Every day, 12 & 4 (started last week) Completely free to follow, get involved. We’ll be taking requests & giving shout outs to children & adults & passing on hugs to your favourite animals. Don’t feel alone, reach out, chat with us, make new friends <3 #closedbutstillcaring https://facebook.com/events/s/virtual-farm-fun-visit-from-ho/630334074423505/?ti=icl
Voted hot, thanks OP Heat added (y)
Loved it, my daughter was in awe x
Posted 30th Mar 2020Posted 30th Mar 2020
Over 150 Free Activities for kids (all ages) @ Chester ZooFREE£0.01
Chester Zoo have 188 activities free to download, watch, play etc on their website. They are excercises, activities, articles, films etc concerning wildlife and conservation. You c… Read more