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How Working at a Petting Zoo Opened My Eyes to Animal Neglect

It wasn’t the way I had remembered it as a child

Photo: Izabelle Acheson via Unsplash

Growing up, petting zoos were the highlight of any event. I was a shy kid who avoided a lot of unnecessary social interaction, but if someone was having a birthday party with petting zoo animals, you could count me in. Parents always made negative comments, but they were mainly…

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