Just wondering what everyone on here thinks about zoos. Are you for them, or against them? Personally, I think zoos serve an important purpose in that it is very hard to motivate people to donate or support animal welfare causes if those people have never seen in person or touched that kind of animal. Pictures just aren't the same. For example, the IDEA of saving the Giant Panda is great in and of itself. However, if you've ever seen one of these amazing creatures in person, the "idea" becomes more solid and you're more likely to do something to save Ling Ling's fellow pandas. However, I am VERY against the type of zoos that the U.S. had in the past -- concrete cells that provide no stimulation coupled with bad care. At least now, zoos pay attention to not only sustenance, but also the emotional, social, and environmental support of the animals. What do you guys think?