Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo 1200 W Washington St Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Although many zoos were formed with genuine intentions to protect animals and educate the public, the truth is that most zoos are not able to adequately care for the animals that come to them from all over the globe. Animals at many zoos, including the Indianapolis Zoo, exhibit classic signs of mental stress by pacing back and forth in their enclosures. Animals from arctic regions are forced to endure Midwest or tropical summers with only a small tank of water to relieve them in the heat. Certain animals at the zoo are also forced to learn unnatural behaviors and perform for humans.

True sanctuaries allow animals ample room to roam, attempt to recreate their natural environment as closely as possible, and help the animals to develop natural behaviors. Sanctuaries put the interests of the animals first, not the interests of paying customers. When the model is not set up to directly benefit animals, the animals always lose out in the end.

While we’re sure many people who work and volunteer at the Zoo try their best to care for the animals, the structure of modern zoos, including the Indianapolis Zoo, is not set up to benefit animals.

 


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Past Events at Indianapolis Zoo

Jun

14

Fri
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jun 14, 2019 8:00 PM @ Indianapolis Zoo

Every year, hundreds of donors gather at the zoo for a black tie formal event to raise money for some animals while eating cows, pigs, chickens and fishes. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.

The goal is two-fold. It is a rare opportunity to speak up for farmed animals at a zoo event. We will be highlighting why it is wrong to care about one animal and kill and eat another, in addition to our general message that if you love animals we should not capture and confine them for entertainment.

We will wear formal attire just like the partygoers inside and hold a demonstration at the entrance of the zoo. Signs will be provided!

*Note, formal attire not required, I’m sure it will be a mix.

Tags: animal rights, vegan, Indiana Animal Rights Alliance, Zoo Protest

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Jun

08

Fri
Fri, Jun 08, 2018 6:00 PM - Fri, Jun 08, 2018 8:00 PM @ Indianapolis Zoo

Every year hundreds of donors gather at the Zoo for a black tie formal event to raise money for a some animals while eating cows, pigs, chickens and fishes. Cognitive dissonance at it’s finest.

We will wear formal attire just like the partygoers inside and hold a demonstration at the entrance of the zoo.

The goal is two-fold. It is a rare opportunity to speak up for farmed animals at a Zoo event. We will be highlighting why it is wrong to care about one animal and kill and eat another, in addition to our general message that if you love animals we should not capture and confine them for entertainment.

*Note, formal attire not required, I’m sure it will be a mix.

There will be an after party at Metazoa Brewing Company at 140 S College Ave. Try the Happy Snail Ale, a special brew on the menu for the month of June where $1 of each drink is donated to IARA.

Tags: Animal Rights, Vegan, Indianapolis Zoo, Protest, Activism

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