Posted: Jan 03, 2014 10:36 pm
by Rachel Bronwyn
I struggle to see any value in maintaining captive populations of functionally extinct animals for display. Fun for the kids, sure, but they're no longer fulfilling their ecological niche. They are extinct. The damage is done. Unless it's done for reintroduction purposes, it's got no ecological value. If the animals aren't suffering as a result of being captive, whatev, but saving the population isn't something to brag about if the population is forever in captivity.