The thin line between cruelty and entertainment

by Varun Rajaram January. 25, 2010 3574 views

Made a trip to the local zoo after 12 long years.Was intended as good fun and ended up taking 5 shots that in a nutshell describes how the animals are treated.

These photos might not be the best in the world,but I just hope it reaches out to the right people

The eye that penetrates the air of freedom outside.

Behind closed doors..

It seemed to ask me if I was just like the rest of them,who admired it,took a pic and then left it to rot.I wish I could say:I hoped to make a difference.

Restrained Glory

Two very different stories..

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Jayti Thakker 10 years, 12 months ago

this indeed is vry sad...

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Natasha 10 years, 12 months ago

very sad. I always feel this way watching the animals in the zoo.

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Jendayee 10 years, 12 months ago

Yes a thin line....
good post !

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Edyta 10 years, 12 months ago

so sad indeed

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Jennye 10 years, 12 months ago

excellent post!!
this just breaks my heart!!!!

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Ricardo 10 years, 12 months ago

impressive shots, and indeed, this is such a cruelity x_x :(

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Sadhya Rippon 10 years, 12 months ago

These pictures are so sad and so harrowing. Yes, people do go to the zoo for fun, and often to point and laugh at the animals. It makes me want to put the people in cages. The animals wouldn't point and laugh at them. There are zoos that claim to be educational, and zoos that claim to be doing important research and having breeding programmes to protect vulnerable species. To me it still looks like a form of the cruellest entertainment. I find the idea of locking up another species intollerably cruel and arrogant.
Thank you for sharing these sad images Varun.

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