Menita Prasad, animal care manager at the Greater Vancouver Zoo, Dr. Bruce Burton, and general manager Serge Lussier said Oakleaf, an eight-year-old moose, was euthanized on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Aldergrove zoo protestors give slanted view of animals’ lives

Animals in captivity receive nutritious food, and health care, letter writer points out

Dear Editor,

I see the professional protesters are at it again at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

They fail to mention that sick animals die in the wild and are eaten by other animals.

• READ MORE: SPCA investigating after ‘emaciated’ moose euthanized at Aldergrove zoo

They fail to mention that at the zoo these animals have professionals tending to their dietary and medical needs.

Whether they are moose, cats or whales – all animals eventually die and not just in captivity.

Euthanizing a terminally ill animal becomes an act of mercy thus sparing it of long term suffering.

Misleading the public by posting a self-serving snapshot of an ill animal lends to the lack of credibility of the protesters’ movement.

Fred Dalkeith, Aldergrove

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