Zoochosis in Cleveland
Following an investigation conducted in July, CWI has released an educational video to highlight zoochosis, which is abnormal or "stereotypic" behavior demonstrated by captive animals.
Far from being "cute" or "funny", animals demonstrating repetitive behaviors, including the incessant pacing witnessed in this video, are in distress due to a lack of ability to function normally or naturally. These behaviors are often mistaken as an animal's desire to interact with a zoo-goer or are viewed as innocent or "normal". Please help us get the word out that confinement is cruelty, and we must not allow our desire to have 30 seconds of entertainment come at the expense of someone's life.
Please share our video widely with family and friends and help them to understand the need to make a kinder choice for their family's entertainment.