Woodland Park Zoo: ‘Outdated institution’

Re: “Reject zoo deal that eliminates public oversight” [Sept. 17, Opinion]:

We delight ourselves in being a modern town. One approach to show growth is to section out the Forest Park Zoo quite than getting into into some other 20 12 months binding contract with the zoological society that operates it.

The folk in whose passion it’s to perpetuate this out of date establishment are arguing that they’re important to flora and fauna conservation. The right kind approach to lend a hand flora and fauna is to toughen organizations and communities within the nations the place the animals belong, to not drag them world wide and lock them up in the course of a metropolitan town the place they’re being “conserved” by way of synthetic insemination and doomed to are living in confinement era after era.

The prime admission costs, with allowance for particular methods and days for low-income households, are an affront to social growth, yet another method of putting forward the divide between the haves and the have nots.

On this time and age, with Zoom and different loose visible get entry to to the whole lot that has to do with wild animals, the zoo is an out of date establishment that belongs within the historical past books.

Ruth Kildall, Manila