Zoos are for fun. Animals are locked up, often in spaces that are too cramped, for people's entertainment. The animals suffer - cats can't run, elephants can't trek, birds can't fly and aquatic animals don't have enough water. And yet, many of those people say they love animals. I say: if you love somebody, set them free. The poster talk that zoos spout about preservation and education is just feel-good propaganda. They're in it for the money. If they didn't sell tickets, they'd close. Besides, most animals in zoos are not endangered, and only half of all the endangered species is represented in zoos. Kids are often brought there under the guise of education. And yet, the overarching message they're taught is that it's alright to lock up animals against their will. Zoos don't encourage respect for animals as much as they encourage the poor treatment of animals. So: release all the animals. By all means, help endangered species breed, but there's no need to have people gawk. It's cruel. Who's with me?