Lowry Park’s very existence declared our presumption of supremacy, the ancient belief that we have been granted dominion over other creatures and have the right to do with them as we please. The zoo was a living catalog of our fears and obsessions, the ways we see animals and see ourselves, all the things we prefer not to see at all.
Every corner of the grounds revealed our appetite for amusement and diversion, no matter what the cost. Offered for our contemplation, the animals remind us of nature’s impossibly varied schemes for survival, all the strategies that species rely upon for courtship and mating and protecting the young and establishing dominance and hunting for something to eat and avoiding being eaten.
What does that even mean?” Adam Rex, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story “For several thousand years man has been in contact with animals whose character and habits have been deformed by domestication.
The question of course is whether the other animals would approve of it.” Sees Notebook, Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space Also detracting from the exhibit's potential tranquility is the display cabinet of pinned specimens along one wall.
Just ordinary people sitting at a dining room table with a meal they hated. The free people would stand on the other side of the glass, watching them sniff their food in misery.
“Ensuring that our home planet is healthy and life sustaining is an overwhelming priority that undercuts all other human activities. Saving seals and tigers or fighting yet another oil pipeline through a wilderness area, while laudable, is merely shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Sometimes also in old silent movie theaters, seaside zoos, magic shops, hat shops, time-travel shops, topiary gardens, cowboy boots, castle turrets, comet museums, dog pounds, mermaid ponds, dragon lairs, library stacks (the ones in the back), piles of leaves, piles of pancakes, the belly of a fiddle, the bell of a flower, or in the company of wild herds of typewriters. “I cannot now recall exactly what creatures I saw on that visit to the Antwerp Nocturia, but there were probably bats and Jeroboam from Egypt and the Gobi Desert, native European hedgehogs and owls, Australian opossums, pine martens, dormice, and lemurs, leaping from branch to branch, darting back and forth over the grayish-yellow sandy ground, or disappearing into a bamboo thicket.
I watched it for a long time as it sat beside a little stream with a serious expression on its face, washing the same piece of apple over and over again, as if it hoped that all this washing, which went far beyond any reasonable thoroughness, would help it to escape the unreal world in which it had arrived, so to speak, through no fault of its own. Otherwise, all I remember of the denizens of the Nocturia is that several of them had strikingly large eyes, and the fixed, inquiring gaze found in certain painters and philosophers who seek to penetrate the darkness which surrounds us purely by means of looking and thinking.” W.G.
“My dream, thus mission in life is to travel the world and photograph beautiful, vibrant animals in all places and circumstances, free and confined”. “DREAMS IN THEIR EYES”Julian’s work gives us a chance to look deeply and to sympathize with captive animals.
“GIVING A VOICE“Julian Stark's compassionately depicts animals who can only dream of the life they may have had if not for the thoughtless and cruel behavior of humans. We hope his beautiful images will inspire people to get active in whatever ways they can to help wildlife, from boycotting circuses with animal acts to refusing to have their photos taken with tiger cubs while on vacation.
It is a view of life all mankind needs to tackle the problems of the environment, with an understanding that, by complex feedback loops, our actions can destroy us if we are not careful. The Zoo is now a fantastic and wonderful place, changed beyond recognition from the old collection of fusty Edwardian barns, smelling of elephant droppings.
Modern zoos are no longer any places that keep a few animals for people to go and look at. They are scientifically run and govern mentally regulated institutions, which have a significant role to play in our relationship with the natural world.
American zoos are visited each year by more than a hundred million people, a number that exceeds the combined attendance of all big league baseball, football, and basketball games. We need zoos to connect people with endangered animals, to help them understand these problems and to inspire the need for protection.
Zoo : An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings. A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the surrounding people have creepier, more photogenic things to look at.
If your name flashes on my notifications eyes automatically shrink down to the size of those of a Chinese guy, My Lips form a curve in the shape of an inverted parabola stretched wide ear-to-ear, My heart starts beating faster than that of a small child watching a horror movie for the first time. And the zoo inside my stomach starts behaving like there's a massive escape by all the big animals who start running here and there making my insides jump with joy. The people are not families walking through a zoo, but nurses in scrubs and doctors with needles.
I wonder how sharp are our minds, Could not forget the culprit and the crime. To prevail the truth is my motive tonight, Let us pause the time and rewind! The jungle is their home, their love and affection, Imprisonment all life, facing the boredom. The zoo is their cages, crying for freedom, Tourists taking pictures with enormous satisfaction.