(refutation of disagreement with 6. G.)
Refutation of claiming that animals are not avoidably harmed in zoos:
- Many animals are violently acquired from the wild, their mothers often killed, with many creatures dying in captivity or transport. Animals are depressed and fail to thrive in captivity, even in the best of zoos, compared to how they thrive in their natural homes. They are vulnerable to abuse by vandals and to neglect by humans upon whom they are utterly dependent for their lives and well-being, let alone their liberty.