“Selk’nam Family was captured in 1907 on the Island of Tierra del Fuego and embarked to Europe to be exhibited at the “Jardin de Aclimatación” zoo, they were exhibited until 1942.”
35 years!!! This family spent 35 living in a zoo.
AS AN EXHIBIT.
Because they were deemed “savages/animals”
by the people who invaded their country.
The same culture that founded our current western culture.
At that time there were excuses around keeping them in captivity such as: “Zoos are necessary for children to learn a little about animals, if zoos did not exist how will our children learn, in the wild they have to fight to live, if those animals are not captured they will die anyways, here they have food and safety…”
BUT THIS PHOTO IS NOT OF ANIMALS. It is human beings, a family, a woman with an infant in arms.
These excuses are still used today with 90% of nonhuman animals with zoos, slaughterhouses, etc.
We hear similar excuses around the school/workforce…”Schools are necessary for children to learn about work, if they can get a good job, and work hard. If they don’t work they will turn to crime, laziness, become slobs, so it’s a safe place, at least they have a steady income and health benefits.”
Just think about that for a moment.
Can’t we do better? Can’t we do better by working together and creating something new?
When animal and human slavery ends and they ask you which side you were on, what will you answer?
a) I participated in species abuse
b) I stood by because I didn’t know how to help.
c) I did everything I could to preserve the sanctity of life.
d) I was one of the abused.
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