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March 21, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Animals are not commodities, retire zoo elephants

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Elephants do not belong in zoos [“Retire zoo elephants to a sanctuary,” Opinion, March 19].

Neither do giraffes, lions, hyenas or any other wild animal. Bringing children to a zoo does not stir support for wildlife conservation. It teaches them that animals are commodities to stare at or throw peanuts to, rather than sentient beings that suffer and feel pain.

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