01 Mar '11, 7am

Are zoos the best place for animals?

Are zoos the best place for animals?

THE debate over whether zoos are good or bad for animals continues among animal lovers. Zoos have long maintained that they provide a safe and conducive environment for animals, and help to conserve certain endangered species. But animal rights groups disagree. They feel that many of the animals are confined in artificial enclosures and do not get to roam around as they do in the wild. Worse still, some are trained to perform tricks for an audience as if they were circus animals. RazorTV spoke to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES) for their take on the debate. We also visited the Singapore Zoo to check out their state-of-the-art facilities for the animals. Among its many features, the zoo boasts the world's first free-ranging 3-D orangutan enclosure, modeled after the species' jungle habitat....

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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