Poor bored thing...
There are zoos and there are zoos. Far Eastern countries, as you know, don't really have the best record on animal rights, so I have to suspect that this one doesn't treat its animals very well.
I'm going to go with your editorial rather than watching. Because, yes.
Rob,Bored, and perhaps slowly losing their minds.Tafkass,Aside from the whale issue, which I think we basically agree on, I'm not sure that it's entirely fair to make generalizations too sweeping about the people of an entire continent. I'm sure Asians would be quick to point out that it wasn't the humane treatment of animals that led to BSE, etc. In fact, I've seen with my own eyes bears and other animals in similar situations in North American zoos, particularly ones located in cities where space may be hard to come by. If you're against the very idea of a zoo, fair enough. My own feelings are somewhat ambiguous; I think the good generally outweighs the bad, however it does (as I think I suggested) sadden me to see certain types of animals stuck in a cage. As an aside, the Hirakawa Zoo does have plans to expand and make a lot of its enclosures more habitat-like.ArtSparker,There's nothing particularly upsetting in the clip, but I certainly understand how you feel.
I'm not big on zoos generally, unless they're zoos like this one - http://www.belizezoo.org/You're probably right though, in that my generalisation is somewhat unfair. A more pertinent analogy, perhaps, is between the way a country treats animals and the way it treats its own citizens.