In this interview I show how some animal rights groups are deceitful in creating giant controversies out of nothing. The movie “A Dog’s Purpose” was not cruel to dogs. Occasionally animal rights groups are correct, as in the case of killer whales in captivity.
This is a good book by a Christian discussing the subject of wildlife captivity in zoos.
Because the author worked in zoos for many years, he has experience there, and interviewed some co-workers and a director as well.
On page 25 he gives a good summary of his feelings about zoos. “Like many other people, I love and loathe zoos. I lament that they need to exist, but I am often grateful that they do exist. I am more excited, however, about what they can become.”
I appreciate that he is hopeful, and approaches the question with a Christian worldview.
He recognizes that while zoos are not an ideal solution, they are sometimes the only solution for some species of animals. Purist animal rights groups demand the release of all animals into the wild, though there IS NOWHERE for the animals to go. They would seemingly prefer killing the animals rather than leaving them in captivity. That is just craziness.
I enjoyed his discussion of the Steve Irwin phenomenon. Is it good or bad that Irwin popularized wildlife as entertainment?
He makes a well reasoned argument for vegetarianism without being pushy.
I recommend the book highly, 4 out of 5 stars.