When I lived in San Francisco, I remember the zoo being one of the more dingy and depressing parts of the city, racked with charges of mismanagement and even mistreatment. So this tragic Christmas Day attack resulting in one death and two injuries didn’t fully surprise me.
I also find zoos to be fairly inhumane. I remember going to the Mirage Casino in Vegas, where they had two white tigers on display, in their natural habitat of a marble veranda. And the tourists would come by and point and exclaim to each other “Aw look, he’s resting.” He’s resting? He’s DYING! It’s 110 degrees and he’s sitting on marble!
So, let me open the floor and ask what you all think. This is an open thread.