Longing For Freedom

Thiruvananthapuram, India
May 17, 2007 11:37pm CST
Every living creature,not alone human beings but plants and animals long for freedom.and want to be independent. The animals in zoos are captured and put in cages for our entertainment. Animals and birds that are captured and trained at circuses - If they could talk, they would make us feel guilty and regretful of our actions.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
20 May 07
I do feel bad for animals that are kept in zoos, that is probably why I don't visit zoos often. People have overtaken the natural order of things by capturing these animals and keeping them in cages.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
A roaring lion, a fierce tiger,an uneasy bear ...all these children of the wild - being locked up in cages for humans to enjoy . How painful would it be to them being deprived of life in their natural habitat. Thanks.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
19 May 07
Yes, every living organism has the right for freedom. Be it an animal in a zoo or in free Nature, freedom is the basic requirement of all like food, drink, clothes, air and shelter. Supression of this very important factor leads to social / natural imbalance and ultimately revolution. We all as real lover of peace, must regard freedom as the basic utility to maintain peace and harmony in every level of life. Among all types of freedom in human society, I may say that 'Financial Freedom' is of most priority in this modern times. Our ultimate goal must be always to achieve it along with our near and dear ones. Thanks.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
Yes ! like humans ,the animals also desire to be free. They wouldn't have obeyed the commands of their masters ,but for the fear of being punished. Thanks.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
18 May 07
I love to watch the wildlife roaming in their own environment. WE can do that on our farm. I know they cherish their freedom to roam. Thanks, God for our freedom too, and independence.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
Yes ! animals find real happiness in their natural environs. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
18 May 07
Animals in captivity are really not my cup of tea... We all know they don't belong there, and it's a bit depressing seeing them in cages or doing the bidding of some guy who gives them food in return. Thing is, once they're there, don't they loose the ability to go back into the wild? It's really a lose lose situation, unless they were born in captivity and have known nothing else. I guess if animals could talk, we'd get an earful. I just remembered Happy Feet :) Just to share though, I went to a village in my country, and saw a tiger in one of the houses' balcony. Can you believe it? The poor thing was chained and couldn't even walk in more than ten square feet of space. They said there was a time when it actually jumped down from the balcony. Well, if it were me perpetually chained to that dismal looking house, I'd certainly want to run away...
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
A tiger by the chains ...it is cruelty to the extreme. Thanks for the nice response.
• United States
18 May 07
You are so right. It is cruel to lock up the animals that are meant to roam free simply for the entertainment of mankind and, of course, to turn a buck. Good discussion.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
From very ancient times man has been subjugating animals for his entertainment . Thanks for responding.
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@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
18 May 07
leopard in zoo - a leopard should live in campo and free to run.
but this campo is in zoo , in a iron coop , and could not run as a leopard at all.
it lose its freedom ,then it will lose its run ablity later, I think.
only in Campo, a leopard can run as a leopard .
leave campo, a leopard lose its instinct. and we might could not call it as a real leopard, do you think so?
I agree with you, people loves freedom,but they always get rid of freedom of animals . Even in the dictionary,( I am not sure if other country's dictionary is like this, but China's dictionary is like this ), people describe animal just like: meat can eat, skin can made clothes,ans so on, if animal can talk, what they should say? so badly people treat them. they always could not get freedom due to peoples.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
Yes ! we,humans deny them freedom.Animals are tamed and made to perform strange tricks which they in their normal behavioral self would not like to perform . Thanks for the response. Good luck.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
18 May 07
yes that is true, but tamed animals do not always want freedom, I have a cat who ran into my house and would not leave, she doesn't want to be out it is scary for her and she was so skinny, now she is not scared and she is well feed, she doesn't even look at the door to go out. She is not interested.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
I think your's is an exception. Most tamed cats leave their masters at least for a brief period of time. I have observed this strange behavior ,no matter how much you try to keep the cat inside your house.
• India
19 May 07
As discussed by you earlier, man is too selfish. The High court in my place gave an historical judgment some three years back that animals should not be used in circus.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 May 07
Poor animals they are being ill-treated in most circus arenas. They perform tricks that are unfamiliar to them out of fear of being beaten up for disobedience. Thanks.