dancing about in branches & moving through
wind stirred oceans
fill the air with
rustling, chattering, splashing, whistling,
for those placed within
life is still
enclosed in wood grain veneer
adorned with graceful glass containers
of pure blue water
echoing an unsettling quiet.
The fact that we have to keep animals in captivity is a sign of the abject failure of us as a species.
The long-term goal should be that we do not need to keep animals in captivity. . . .
—Damian Aspinall, wildlife park owner, to the Evening Standard.