We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.— Rigoberta Menchu
Most Powerful Zoos quotations
People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren't for zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.
Reverse petting zoo. You pet the animals, and they pet you back.
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
We would consider it cruel to confine a dog permanently in a kennel.
Yet we visit zoos where hundreds of wild animals are kept permanently in the equivalent of a kennel.
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
I am personally not against keeping animals at zoos, as they serve a huge educational purpose, but treating them well and with respect seems the least we could do, and with 'we' I mean not just zoo staff, but most certainly also the public.
The chimpanzees in the zoos do it, Some courageous kangaroos do it Let's do it, let's fall in love. I'm sure giraffes on the sly do it, Even eagles as they fly do it, Let's do it, let's fall in love.
The Zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without trial and I feel guilty because I do nothing about it. But there it was, I wanted to see an oyster-catcher and I was no better than the people who'd caged oyster-catchers for me to see.
Nature is to zoos as God is to churches.
I became very critical of zoos and circuses and keeping animals in captivity.
I wish it was against the law.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Why build a zoo when we can just put up a fence around Chapel Hill?
If you want to understand how a lion hunts, don't go to the zoo. Go to the jungle.
Just beyond the ticket booth Father had painted on a wall in bright red letters the question: DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO? An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so many eager, curious hands that pulled at the curtain that we had to replace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror.
It is hard to get mad at Donald Trump for saying stupid things, in the same way you don't get mad at a monkey when he throws poop at you at the zoo... What does get me angry is the ridiculous, disingenuous defending of the poop-throwing monkey.
There are some people who begin the Zoo at the beginning, called WAYIN, and walk as quickly as they can past every cage until they get to the one called WAYOUT, but the nicest people go straight to the animal they love the most, and stay there.
Today the governments of Latin America should be ashamed of not havingexterminated the indigenous, at the end of the twentieth century, because weexist at the end of this century. We are not myths of the past, ruins in thejungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims ofintolerance and racism.
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the people around you have creepier, more photogenic things to look at.
Through PETA, we rescue animals in roadside zoos and circuses.
They are some of the most abused animals in the country.
A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage;
a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.
Zoos should concentrate more on the preservation side of things.
Zoo is an artificial territory, an approximation. Civilization is our natural territory.
A good way to lose weight is to put salt on your ass and go to a petting zoo.
But stay away from goats because I've seen them fornicate with a mail box.
Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.
[My] excursions provided a unique opportunity for observing [the gorillas' behavior] in their natural habitat... Then, all too soon, the infants were demanded for their trip to the zoo. ... [H]appily the babies did not know they would never see their mountain home again
The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison.
Stop going to the zoos! Don't take your children to the zoos! No creature ever deserves captivity without any crime!
The whole idea of being in captivity in such limited space, especially in a zoo, causes elephants to suffer. They develop all kinds of foot diseases. They die. They get cysts. Not only is it painful, it eventually kills them.
Undressing her was an act of recklessness, a kind of vandalism, like releasing a zoo full of animals, or blowing up a dam.
You know, if you have a zoo you don't want the other creatures to see you.
You want them to hang out and act properly and, you know, when the monkeys will come and ask for the bananas, they won't act like monkeys. If you want them to act on what their true nature is, you've got to leave them alone.