Roadside zoos are among the most fun-sucking, depressing facilities on Earth. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Every year, numerous patrons regret ever setting foot in these places that neglect and abuse animals for profit. And thanks to the internet, they have the chance to voice their grievances in the hope of preventing others from regrettably supporting these animal prisons.
Check out what these reviewers had to say about their visits to horrific roadside zoos:
Waccatee Zoological Farm, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, Oroville, California
Oswald’s Bear Ranch, Newberry, Michigan
Tregembo Animal Park, Wilmington, North Carolina
Zootastic Park, Troutman, North Carolina
Cherokee Bear Zoo, Cherokee, North Carolina
We must work harder than ever to shut down roadside zoos.
By their very nature, places that exploit animals are rife with potential for abuse and neglect. No tiger, bear, or any other animal would choose living in a cramped, dingy cage at a roadside zoo over playing, swimming, and being with their families. Just like humans, animals have their own thoughts, needs, likes, dislikes, and even culture. Roadside zoos ignore all of that and reduce an animal’s existence to the amount of money they can generate.
Don’t pass a few hours at a place where animals will languish in misery long after you’ve gone home. Please don’t buy a ticket. Instead, explain to your friends and family why you stand against this cruelty.