Wildlife activists in Kenya recently bristled with anger after Bangkok announced that it would offer a daily buffet of giraffe, zebra and crocodile to visitors at a zoo in northern Thailand.

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Should zoos be allowed to sell meat in their cafeterias and snack shops?
Wildlife activists in Kenya recently bristled with anger after Bangkok announced that it would offer a daily buffet of giraffe, zebra and crocodile to visitors at a zoo in northern Thailand.

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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/27/05 - 4:16:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. Not everyone who visits a zoo is a vegetarian.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/27/05 - 6:17:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, zoos shouldn't even be allowed to keep animals in captivity.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 2:16:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. How could anyone answer "no" unless they're psychotically pro-animal or anti-capitalism?
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 2:19:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. You can't stop them.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 2:19:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/27/2005 6:17:38 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
zoos shouldn't even be allowed to keep animals in captivity.

I agree with you there. I'm anti-zoo.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 2:57:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Some zoos are really good - they teach people about animals they'd never get to see otherwise, and increase research into diseases or other problems causing overpopulation or extinction.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 3:59:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Am I the Only one who thinks this is ridiculous???? Why would you serve giraffe meat at a zoo where giraffes live? isn't there some sort of ethical conflict here? what the hell is the world coming to????? sad...
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/13/05 - 4:01:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its Like "Wow, Look at the pretty animals! Lets eat them" ...abominable
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/21/05 - 1:24:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes-As long as the meat doesn't come from species of animals housed in the zoo
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/21/05 - 1:27:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/21/2005 1:24:10 PM songbyrd100 wrote:
Yes-As long as the meat doesn't come from species of animals housed in the zoo

That’s just what I was going to say, I find it strange that anyone would want to go watch a giraffe, and then go have a giraffe burger for lunch.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/22/05 - 5:49:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/27/2005 6:17:38 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
No, zoos shouldn't even be allowed to keep animals in captivity.

With the exception of that zoo in Northern Thailand, there are Zoos around the world which are actually doing a wonderful job of harboring animals which would otherwise become extinct. They create natural habitats and put an incredible effort into caring for the animals. Without zoos there would be less animals than you may believe.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/22/05 - 5:50:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's probably not even sanitary!
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 12/24/05 - 5:20:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I thought giraffe and zebra are endangered... if thats the case, I'm against it. If not, I'm all for it. Of course, they could just sell beef, I doubt anyone would notice...
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/3/06 - 7:25:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, it's not like they're feeding people meat from one of their animals.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/4/06 - 3:28:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess as long as they're not offereing people lion-burgers or zebra-steaks...If it's not meat from the zoo animals, I think it'd be okay.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/17/06 - 2:53:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, it's Bangkok.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/17/06 - 2:56:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
why the feck not? not everyone is a non meat person.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/23/06 - 5:00:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends, not the animals they are keeping in the zoo itself. that's stupid.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/23/06 - 5:03:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/27/2005 6:17:38 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
No, zoos shouldn't even be allowed to keep animals in captivity.

What about the animals that are locked up in jail?

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/23/06 - 5:06:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nothing wrong with eating a hamburger at a zoo. Might be weird if they have a cow section...but usually zoos don't keep cows.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 4/23/06 - 5:26:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course they should. There's nothing I like more than a good juicy burger, no matter where I am or what kind of animal is watching me eat.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/18/06 - 2:41:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, it's a little bit disturbing if it comes from an animal in the zoo.


I'd probably eat it anyway.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/18/06 - 2:54:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Zoos aren't going away. And since they exist, they have to make money. If they refuse to cater to the people who visit them, how else will they be able to afford the care and upkeep of the animals?

Frankly, the menu at the zoo in Thailand sounds appalling, but they must think people will actually want to eat these meats or they wouldn't serve them. Besides, I'm sure someone in India feels equal disgust when they hear about people enjoying their burgers. *shrug*

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/18/06 - 2:58:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Crocodile actually tastes quite nice and you can buy it in supermarkets here. Zebra I spose would be kinda like eating horse, not something that appeals to me but other people may like it who am I to say they can't.
Girrafe aren't they endagered?
All the people saying no its so wrong blah blah blah. Just because you don't think it right doesn't mean it isnt. Muslims probably think the same thing about those of us who eat pork. Or hindu's about beef.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/14/06 - 10:05:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
It seems just a tad hypocrytical to me. Zoo's typically broadcast love and appreciation of wild animals.

"Ah yes, this is the long-necked giraffe. Quite lovely, this particular species has been through alot, what with poachers often killing this animal and using it's meat for food... Now if you'd direct your attention to the snack bar, you'll see we have a fantastic menu featuring giraffe burgers and crocodile lasagna" O_o


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