It’s that time of the year when zoos post videos and photos of the animals receiving Easter gifts causing everyone to forget the disturbing reality of the cute animals in the videos. Zoos capture, exploit, and dangerously breed the animals they keep imprisoned. Not to mention they exist for profit and mistakenly teach children that it’s okay to keep animals captive for our purposes. Captive wild animals suffer from physical and mental health issues, especially zoochosis which is strange behavior caused by stress, boredom, and depression.
Rather than celebrate the captivity of animals, why not watch animals who are genuinely happy and well cared for?
Thankfully, animal protection organization Four Paws posted this absolutely adorable video of sanctuary animals playing enrichment games. Unlike captive animals who are bored all day in small enclosures, rescued and rehabilitated animals are always given stimulation (not just during holidays). This means they don’t become bored and depressed and are actually happy as is clear in the video above.
There are bears climbing trees, playing with balls, ladders; big cats playing with cardboard boxes and pools; and so much more cuteness. We dare you to watch and not feel pure joy!
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