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Who Remembers the Polar Bears?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazin e/7175652.stm

This is a folow-up story about the zoo that refused to hand-rear the cubs of a captive polar bear mother. Now she's eaten the cubs.

I was completely on the side of "it's stupid not to raise them!" initially, but after reading this very unbiased article I am now on the fence.
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replied January 10th, 2008
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Wow, that's an interesting dilemma!

Like the article said, a zoo is not a natural environment in the first place so why should they be overly concerned about letting Nature take its course when it comes to the lives of the animals? Either we, as people, need to stop destroying other animals' habitat and leave them free to live as Nature intends or we take responsibility for the fact we keep these animals in zoos out of guilt and for our own amusement and do everything we can do ensure each one of them is given the chance to live.
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