Many people have happy memories of visiting zoos, going on animal safaris, visiting aquariums or wildlife centers, and enjoying circuses. However, few things are as unfortunate and sad as the lives led by these animals being held in captivity against their will.
Some institutions go to great lengths to try to provide realistic, comfortable habitats for the animals in their care, but even those measure up to be nothing more than glorified prisons. Put simply, animals in captivity live lives of misery. The number of sad animals being held in captivity is enormous and tragic and, more often than not, it results in a vast array of devastating psychological effects.