Friday, January 12, 2007

Abuse at the Zoo.

Click on these images to read my phote essay one page at a time. All these photos were taken less then one month ago at Assinaboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.



7 comments:

mike bays said...

right to the point far play sis, i no wht you mean after visting the london zoo (uk) much better for the animals and there needs and cages are put to there needs, ure zoo needs to up the prices and acount for that, a day out for my family at the zoo cost at least £50 ($120) here. but is well worth it here,
mike

Mike said...

The indoor monkey cages are about the grimmest things in the world.

Here, monkey, have some rubber hose to climb on....

Matthew Sawatzky said...

wow, great photo essay heather! i really liked it

Nilufer said...

Brilliant job! The first page is a real eye grabber. I hate zoos too!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon the Winnipeg zoo by accident, and was roughly turned away by a woman who works there cos I accidentally entered their gate. I'm never going back! But my friend went there and said that it is very depressing and the conditions for animals are not as good as at other zoos.

Anonymous said...

That cheetah enclosure is nothing more than a filthy afterthought. It's obvious this zoo is not concerned with providing the proper habitats for its animals, rather simply acquiring the animals and then collecting admission. Terrible. It really breaks my heart to see things like this. I commend you for your photo essay. It is very powerful. When we see this kind of injustice done to animals, it is important that we speak out and get attention for the animals' plight. You did just that. I hope that with enough support, that zoo be forced to rehome the animals to more appropriate sanctuaries and then close its gates permanently.

Great essay. Glad I found it on the web.

Heather said...

Thank you very much for the comment.