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It’s Time to Stop Pretending Zoos Are Good for Animals

My final trip to the zoo, and why I’ll never go back

Photo: Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash

“No photos, please,” the zookeeper said, holding up her hand to block the lens. I understood the policy — the zoo’s backstage hadn’t been prepared for a brochure. Metal bars and barren concrete floors don’t photograph well.

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