Zoos are spotted as place of entertainment; if we speaking about them in detail, then they are many times linked by us as circus or amusement park rather then referring them as museums and educational spot.
The total number of zoos established since 1800 in India are more than 355,which are mostly run by the state governments and the municipalities.
For years now, as many major publications have reported, Indian zoos have been in a dilapidated state, the animal and keeper ratio is just 1000:1, along with this the casualty rate in Indian zoos is at the highest and the birth rate is lowest in the world.
The major question is who is responsible for these creatures?
In this regard, PETA has filed petition so as to conduct investigations into the state of 30 zoos in Mumbai and bring into being the fact about how much care was taken of the animals in most of them.
Most of us are not on the alert of the ghastly conditions of animals, and zoos are successful in promoting the fib that they inform the public and help out to protect endangered species.
But the fact is that despite all this their seeming concern for animals, zoos continue to be more like an omnibus of attention-grabbing things than actual sanctuary or habitat.
We all can easily hark back to going from cage to cage, from enclosure to enclosure, seeing the animals and the birds – the powerful lion and the roguish monkey’s, and the pompous peacock.
The impression which is not too easy to forget for most of us is that the tiger, our national animal, imprisoned in an iron cage, a cage so tiny that he could barely turn and huge elephant with strong iron chains biting into its legs, all of them staring at us with sightless and empty eyes questioning why are we here?
Don’t know about all of you, who at one point of their life must have visited Zoo, but I still cannot forget the state of the all the caged animals and am not still able to look the animals straight in the eye – for I am free, free to move, engage in recreation and go for a dip while they are caged – away from the jungle their home and the green grass and the tall-fat trees.
dont know who all are to be blamed butI am on the wrong side of the law as I too am part of the human race, which displaced these animals from their homes and brought them to the zoo. Why? I had no counter to this question then and I have no answer at this point as well.