Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.
CERRADO (CLOSED DOWN)
Europe is a decadent continent. Cruelty to animals in zoos or public performances are supported by millions of citizens there. Even that cruelty receives subsidy from governments or local companies.
Denmark and Spain are only two examples of decadent European countries. Animals in Danish zoos are slaughtered and dissected publicly on behalf of science, with the support of many Danes (obviously, without the support of many citizens in Denmark, those crimes wouldn’t be possible). And even though bullfighting is declining in Spain, it is still a popular spectacle that is subsidized by right-wing and some left-wing governments and promoted by the Spanish media.
In some South American countries the situation is different. Performances with animals and zoos are increasingly unpopular. For example, in Uruguay. The zoo of Paysandú, in the capital of Paysandú Department in western Uruguay, has been closed down for good by decision of its Mayor, Guillermo Caraballo, after a request of the Uruguayan animal rights organization, AMIGOS DE LOS ANIMALES. The former zoo will be transformed into a botanical garden and recreational and sports space. Some of its animals will be moved to a local sanctuary and farm animals will be adopted by the Uruguayan animal rights organization, ANIMALES SIN HOGAR.
More zoos will be closed down in next months in Uruguay.
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