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Nightmare of Zoos - book review

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Analyzes Derrick Jensen's anti-speciesism/anti-zoo book, "Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos"....

full article and comments: http://www.bestcyrano.org/THOMASPAINE/?p=1243

6/1/08

"When I was a child I always both loved and hated zoos. I loved them because I got to see real live animals, as opposed to animals on television, and I hated them because the animals were so obviously unhappy."
    - Robert Shetterly, painter and author of Americans Who Tell the Truth

"Everything is far worse than I am making it seem."
     ' Derrick Jensen

My wife saw Derrick Jensen's new book Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos on the coffee table in our living room and picked it up. It had just arrived in the mail earlier in the day from Amazon.com.

After leafing through only a few pages, she put the book down, wishing she hadn't seen the book's photographs of zoo animals in cages. I asked her if she planned on reading the book. "No," she answered. "It looks like a book filled with sadness. I already know zoos are terrible places."

"But the book might inspire you to do something



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