Are Zoos Ethical?
When we became interested in the arrival of penguins at the Assiniboine Park Zoo a debate broke out in which some students felt it was not right to have animals in the cages just for us to look at, while others felt it was necessary so that we could learn about the animals. Was it right to keep animals? If we didn’t have zoos how could we help animals and their habitats? Does it hurt the animals to be kept in cages? Answers for these questions would only be found at the zoo.