No to a New Zoo!
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John Burgess, founder of Sydney Aquarium is helping the bid to build this $36 million private zoo (Sydney Zoo) in Bungarribee Western Sydney 2017; the second atrocity and mass enclosure to animals that should be left free in their habitat.
Mr Burgess said the animals are the "rock stars" of the zoo and would have extreme a large enclosures and animal experts on site.
Some of the animals include: elephants, gorillas, tigers, sharks, giraffes, cheetahs and hippos; run by the bulk of breeding programs.
As much as Mr Burgess has highlighted the best intentions and conditions for these animals, captivity to raise revenue for Western Sydney is not the answer.
The arguments still remain,
1. Zoos cannot provide sufficient space as opposed to the wild;
2. Animals die prematurely in zoos;
3. Surplus animals are killed;
4. Animals are still taken from the wild;
5. Zoos don't serve conservation;
6. Zoos fail education.
Please help to put a stop to this proposal. Wild animals are wild. The main priority is profit, not animal welfare.
If it's good for the animals, then it's good for Mr Burgess and his team!
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