My son has just started secondary school and loves it very much. Problem is he came home Friday afternoon with a letter regarding a school trip the science dept has arranged, its an annual trip to Brisol Zoo.
I personaly feel this is a very unethical decission of the school to visit a zoo that holds animals in captivity in small enclosures. I do not wish for my son to attend the trip but i know its going to cause problems as he wants to go with his friends of course. Until now he has never asked to visit a zoo, though he did see a small one once in an amusment park which was appauling as there animals were kept in tiny spaces, pacing the cages with boredom. It was very upsetting to see.
I would like to know what other members on this forum think about schools visiting zoos, is it ethical? What would you do in my situation?
Help needed here please not only from parents, students but any one who has any feelings on this.