As attendance plummets for zoos around the world due to quarantine orders related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, keepers and managers are left reeling on financial issues. Some zoos have even considered feeding animals to one another due to food shortages.
Animals in captivity is a double-edged sword. While we must preserve certain species in zoos to protect them from extinction, it’s not always the easiest choice. Here we take a neutral look at the ethics of zoos.