Costa Rica: First Nation to Close Down All Zoos and Ban Hunting for "Sport"
Treehugger reports that the nation, which also recently banned hunting for sport, will close the last two zoos in the next 10 years and give the animals a more natural habitat in which to exist. They want to convey to the world that they respect and care for wild animals.
|Happy sloths. "We're leaving the zoo!"|
Environmental Minister René Castro says, “We are getting rid of the cages and reinforcing the idea of interacting with biodiversity in botanical parks in a natural way.”
"We don’t want animals in captivity or enclosed in any way unless it is to rescue or save them.”
Any animals currently in captivity that would not survive in the wild will be cared for in rescue centers and wildlife sanctuaries. No new zoos will be opened. (I found this article HERE.)
Anna Breytenbach - Animal Communicator
|Anna Breytenbach with Elephant-friend. http://animalcommunicatorforum.com|
If you liked that clip, you can see the full 53-minute video that it was excerpted from, HERE.