Geonerd wrote in post #16336117
He brought up a perfectly legitimate concern. People are slowly accepting the notion that keeping big-brained animals in a cage is really not acceptable.
IMO, stopping to chide him is far less relevant to the thread.
Shall we weigh our options here: 1. Some endangered species slowly or quickly die off in the wild due to habitat destruction / natural causes. 2. Same endangered species get to be fed, bred, roam free during the day, and locked up at night.
My dog is VERY well taken care of. I play with him, love him uncontrollably, feed him, take him to the park, but while I'm at work he is locked in his crate. Would it be better for him to roam wild in the streets to be hit by a car/abused by sick individuals/fight for his life? I think not.