What Are Zoos For?
They are profitable businesses. And make sensational headlines for newspapers. But it is the captive animals that pay the highest price. What people see when they peer through the bars is the way animals behave in captivity. Many endlessly pace from one side of their enclosure to another; or ceaselessly rock backwards and forwards; or continually bob their heads; or go round and round in circles; or incessantly chew the bars of their cage. These behaviours are all signs of terrible suffering.