Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Zoo picture of the day 11.26

Did you ever read the story of the ugly duckling? It's raised by ducks and gets ridiculed by everyone for being so weird looking, and then when it grows up it's a beautiful swan? One detail the book left out was the swan was black.
So even though it is a beautiful bird, it gets discriminated against all over the place. Out of frame here is a sign that says 'black only' over the little pool of water. Zoos are really backwards in terms of civil rights. But the times, they are a changin'. Signs of civil unrest are visible all over the zoo, from sit-ins at the petting area, to pseudo-organized protests by the gorillas and zebras. They can't really get the zoo-wide involvement that they'd like because they're caged for the most parts (like ANIMALS!!), but they're hoping to get some concessions.

There was no comment from the albino animals' representative when I tried to ask him some questions. He's a dwarf rabbit so mostly he chewed and pooped while I asked, but you could see the hate burning in those red eyes of his. Frightening, really. More so if he weighed more than 6 pounds, but still.

3 comments:

T-Money said...

I had no idea. What a shame. The thing that really irks me is that they (zookeepers in general) have been pulling the wool (or feathers, fur, hair, etc.) over our eyes all this time. Is there anything that can be done? Count me in for support of this movement.

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