September 30, 2011

Animals in Captivity

It's so sad to see any animal in captivity. Watching videos of the horrible things humans do to animals really does break my heart...
Oh, poor creatures...they are put in unnatural settings and forced into artificial enclosures on concrete behind bars.

Are we getting an educational benefit from zoo-going or circus-going?

Hmmm...not an easy question to answer.
Thoughts? xx


Hey you! Ducks need a pond to swim in...


Every animal, farm animal deserves a good life.

I love Camera Critters. :)

P.S. Photos SOOC

90 comments:

ANRAFERA said...

Reflexivo pots sobre estos animales.
Interesante y sólo toca concienzarnos de ello.
Cordial saludo y buen fin de semana.
Ramón

Sandra said...

I can not stand to see animals or birds in cages or enclosed areas that are not natural to them. for that reason i have not liked zoos, but at least now most of the zoos are putting them in more natural environments, free to roam. cages make me crazy, animals tied or chain make me really crazy. and i think it is totally cruel to put those fish in those tiny vases on a desk. fish are meant to swim free, not in a fish bowl or vase.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

sandra, great views! i couldn't agree more!:)

Enrique G.A. said...

A good reflection, we should think more often and thus be aware.
Greetings .-

Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading awareness of animal abuse. I hate zoos!

Naqvee said...

Betty i made a project for animal rights.. in 2009 in my law college. i spread awareness for the same the cat caging instances.. or skinning the furry animals alive etc. were the issues that i rose up. after i spread the message my college has kept my project and now they have a special subject choice for Animal protection laws . ONly the way you deliver the message sometimes impact a 100 minds in a certain way that the things we ignore the most take the spotlight and become a matter of concern . im supporting your post. Thanks for spreading the meesage.

Love Naqvee

Naqvee said...

Betty i made a project for animal rights.. in 2009 in my law college. i spread awareness for the same the cat caging instances.. or skinning the furry animals alive etc. were the issues that i rose up. after i spread the message my college has kept my project and now they have a special subject choice for Animal protection laws . ONly the way you deliver the message sometimes impact a 100 minds in a certain way that the things we ignore the most take the spotlight and become a matter of concern . im supporting your post. Thanks for spreading the meesage.

Love Naqvee

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is very sad how people abuse animals.
Thanks for this post.

Momo Luna said...

I totally agree with you Betty.But how do you think about animal pets like cats and dogs? most pets are treated wonderful ofcourse (i also have a cat) but they also don't live in a natural way. I love the book Dr. Rat from William Kotzwinkle in which the animals stand up to the humans claiming their rights.
Sweet greetz Monica

Kelly said...

It's a subject I have mixed emotions on. I do love a good zoo, but only if the animals are well cared for. I guess there are just so many variables that have to be taken into consideration. And so often even our domesticated animals (from small pets like cats and dogs to larger like horses) are in situations where they are mistreated. It's a tough topic.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I agree.I don't like anything that has to do with circus with animals.These animals are captured and also the headmasters give them special food in order to be calm.Animals should live in jungle and not close to humans.

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David Allen Waters said...

I often wonder how it would be if the animals could talk, express to their captors how they feel...would it make a difference?

hugs dear friend

Leovi said...

Great photos - complaint, I agree with you, it is very sad to see animals in captivity alos outside their natural habitat.

TexWisGirl said...

i think a lot of zoos are doing much better at natural habitats and surroundings. circuses, i think, can be much harder on their animals - transported all over the country, made to perform in crowds and bright lights.

fences can be beneficial at keeping farm animals safe and protected from predators.

Pat said...

This was not more evident to me than when we visited a zoo in the Chicagoland area. I was pretty upset because it was rundown. The baboons were kept in a large "fake" rocky area, and it used to have a moat around it. When we were there - no water. We saw one monkey playing with a plastic water bottle; another one was CHEWING on a piece of plastic. It just sickened me.

Anonymous said...

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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

naqvee, that is incredibly awesome!
...and thanks so much for your support :)

George said...

I can't think of anything more depressing than seeing an animal in a cage or tied up. Some zoos -- but not enough -- are trying to recreate the environment their animals need. I'm happy to support those zoos.

missing moments said...

I'm with you ... I hate circuses and animals penned up. There is a place for some cases, where animals would otherwise not be able to survive in the wild due to some injury or something similar. Just unnatural!

Magia da Inês said...

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Amiga,
Concordo com você, esses animais não deveriam estar enjaulados, mas... estamos destruindo o nosso mundo e invadindo o deles.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
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blueviolet said...

I have very mixed feelings about it.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

There are definitely some zoos that are better than others in this department.

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Ege said...

It's strange to know it all come out of some people's need for controlling the nature..

Ms. A said...

As long as humans are the highest on the food chain, there will be captive animals. I think what bothers me, more than zoos, are the ones we eat and what they endure to get to the dinner table. (although I do eat meat) No animal should be treated inhumanely, whether for food, or pleasure.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I agree with humane treatment, of course. Some animals now require being in captivity because it's not safe in their native environment, or it's no longer available.

Interesting topic, Betty. :)

Bob Bushell said...

I agree with you, I say, let all of them go.

lisa said...

This is a wonderful post Betty. Sad, but wonderful. Thank you!

EG Wow said...

You've gotten us all thinking, Betty! As more and more animals become endangered, I fear the more we will see them in unnatural spaces. We take over the wild spaces and then wonder why wild animals invade what we think is ours. I think we are sadly out of balance with nature.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have seen a few zoos that are working to create more natural open environments for the animals. It breaks my heart to see any animal in a cramped cage.

And those duck would be much happier if they were in a large pond. That is just not right.

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KikiMo said...

Only another way to get myself to never want to eat meat again!

Jesús said...

Acertada refexión y buenas tomas para ilustrarla, no debe ser fácil vivir cuando te acortan la libertad con vallas.

Saludos.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Great post, Betty. That picture of the ducks "swimming" in dirt is pretty powerful.
The zoos I've been too take good care of their animals. Circuses are notoriously horrible to them.

Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.
xoRobyn

İlhami Uyar said...

I beleive that wild animals places might be forest,best wishes,stay well.

Cheryl said...

I haven't been to a zoo in decades. It's just too hard. I do love arboretums where the butterflies are free.

Diane AZ said...

Great post, Betty! You are so right that animals deserve a good life.

Brian Miller said...

our zoo is small but mostly animals that need help to live or are being rehabilitated after injuries...not a fan of the circus...

chubskulit said...

Lovely critter shot!

My Camera Critters post, have a lovely weekend!

ruma said...

Hello, Betty Manousos.

The animals are pure.
It has a good influence for a human being.

Greetings
ruma

ladyfi said...

I agree. We never go to circuses with animals and only to open air zoos where the animals have plenty of space to roam around.

The sad truth is that without some of the zoos and their breeding programs a lot more animals would already be extinct. And the only ones we can blame are ourselves.

Gattina said...

I fully agree with you ! It makes me so angry !

Sue said...

not sure - I think if it is helping to keep species from being endangered or extinct - than sometimes zoo's are a good thing. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

it hurts to think about the lack of compassion that some people feel for animals...

StarTraci said...

It is a hard call sometimes. Clearly these animals do not have all they need which is not okay. I don't think, however, that all zoos and wildlife parks are bad. Our family belongs to a zoo known for both its large habitats and it's conservancy programs. It has fostered a great love of animals and the environment in my children. I think the good outweighs the bad. I certainly hope so!

Lots of love to you my friend and thank you for encouraging me to think a little deeper on the subject.
:-)
Traci

Rick said...

I think if animals are to be kept in zoos, they need to be in an environment that resembles their native one, and they deserve to be well taken care of. The tradeoff is that they're protected from the animals that would prey on them and are looked after if they fall ill - neither of that happens in the wild.

Lovely shots, Betty.

Tina´s PicStory said...

so cute :)

KaHolly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am pleased to visit yours, in return. Ahhh, zoos and the like. Some have been revamped and mirror a more natural habitat, but certainly not enough of them. Some are down right depressing. I am more aware even of how people treat even other people with low regard, not to mention animals.

Kay L. Davies said...

Betty — Thank you for visiting my blog.
The photos you have shown here are indeed very sad, but I don't think the answer is to turn all animals loose, as one commenter suggested.
We can't turn our pets loose, obviously, and if zoos turn their animals loose, where will they do it? If the animal in your first photo is turned loose here, she will be eaten by coyotes. So will the white ducks (but, yes, of course they need a pond).
You have raised some good questions here, although the answers are far from simple. I hope humans learn more about animal rights as a result of your questions.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jenn Jilks said...

Very thoughtful post. I loathe zoos. We have a bunch of farms around with organic and free-range critters. I love them.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - there has to be a balance between what the zoos can do and what the animal’s experience.

One of our local zoos does a huge amount of work on breeding endangered species (we have the worst record in the world for the loss of small mammals). But the priority must always be the animals. Just read one of the most depressing accounts of a zoo in Indonesia - some really do need to be shut down.

Cheers - SM

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for stopping by my Camera Critters post and commenting this week. You are right, animals deserve a good life. Domesticated ones give us so much love. I'm not sure there's a simple answer though. - Margy

Lúcia said...

I do agree with you Betty, animals should not be kept in cages, they become ill, depressed and stressed.
Situations like this make me very ashamed of the human race.

Mildred said...

Yes! No need to make animals suffer! Love seeing them free in the wild;o)
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Dimple said...

Zoos are important in the preservation of endangered species, and in raising awareness of people regarding the animals, their habitats, and their needs.
I would not put zoos in the same category as circuses. However, I am sure that there are circuses which treat their animals well, and also that there are zoos which treat their animals poorly.
Cages are not necessarily wrong, but abusing the animals while they are caged is.

Nevine said...

I am so with you on this, Betty. It's sad to see animals suffer, when they never chose this suffering for themselves.

Wishing you a lovely week to come, my dear.

Big hugs,
Nevine

lina@happy family said...

Yep, animals deserve good life...

Thanks for dropping by

imac said...

These days Zoos are trying to give their animals the environment that they lived in, not like some years ago when they just roamed a cage.
Great post my friend.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always enchanted by animals pictures, you did a great job with your camera!Love the first shot!
Léia

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty, estou totalmente de acordo com você....
Cumprimentos

Roan said...

I don't like seeing any animal in a cage. But now that zoos are making sure their habitats are more natural, I'm a little less conflicted when I think of all the kids who may never have a chance to see these animals close up if not for zoos. It's a two edged sword.

The Blonde Duck said...

If I had a zoo it wouldn't have cages.

Marty said...

could you imagine a peaceful world where people understand that animals need freedom too ??
have a nice week

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

marty, what a wonderful thought!:)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

roan, and imac, good to know that the living conditions in zoos are improving nowadays, and that animals live as close to the natural habitat as possible. :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I don't want and don't go to ZOO because I can't bear to see poor animals locked in cages.

Regards and best wishes

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

I totally agree...I hate seeing the animals locked up in zoos...it breaks my heart...so unnatural. Especially once you see animals in the wild ~ and how that is their real home...:>(

eden said...

What a thoughtful post for CC! It is really sad seeing those animals locked up.

Cloudia said...

you well said it!

Bless animals and those like you who love them

Unknown Mami said...

Growing up I never liked zoos or circuses because I felt so bad for the animals. Now I still feel ambivalent. I've taken my daughter to the zoo and petting zoos, but I can't say that I love them. I don't think that is where the animals belong.

Pat Tillett said...

I understand that zoos allow folks to see animals up close that they would never otherwise see, but I still think it's kind of sad...
Nice pics!

Anonymous said...

Great post!I got emotional reading through this, thanks for sharing it.

Tiffany :0)

PopisK said...

I am not a fan of circus either.
You said it very well.
My favorite pic is the first one.

Keep it up!

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Zoo Captivity said...

Sad to see this animals in the cage, being in captivity makes them lazy and low down there brain size too.

Jeremy said...

I agree.I don't like anything that has to do with circus with animals.These animals are captured and also the headmasters give them special food in order to be calm.Animals should live in jungle and not close to humans.

Walker said...

not sure - I think if it is helping to keep species from being endangered or extinct - than sometimes zoo's are a good thing. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Manousos said...

walker, thank you so much for your thoughts and aspects on zoo's. much appreciated:)
i have to admit that a lot of good work does take place in some zoos though. i am obviously very sensitive and emotional towards animals...

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