Tribute to Knut

Published by PETA.

PETA Germany, whose pleas to zoo officials to move Knut to a less stressful environment were ignored, has asked for a tribute to the tormented bear.  

PETA Germany wants to place this memorial plaque near the Brandenburg Gate. It reads, “Zoo: Not a single day in freedom, a life without dignity. Forgive us, Knut.” 

Don’t let the appeal of a specific animal blind you to the bleak lives they lead. If you care about animals, don’t buy a ticket to any zoo.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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