Enslaving Animals in Captivity Is Our Humanity Failure As Was Enslaving People In Human Zoo’s

Enslaving Animals in Captivity Is Our Humanity Failure As Was Enslaving People In Human Zoo’s

It is our human failure that we seek pleasure seeing animals in captivity at circuses, zoos, dolphinariums, rodeos, and bullfighting arenas. When we teach children it is okay to enslave animals for human entertainment, we fail to inculcate the ideas of freedom, equality, compassion, and justice, the essential requirement for world peace.

Advertising poster for a human zoo in France

 

Human Zoos Оur Sad, Forgotten History.

I write this post in order to introduce to all who until now did not know that not so long ago, from the 15th century to the middle of the 19th century.

The European societies developed a weird habit of exhibiting exotic human “specimens” in Paris, London or Berlin for the interested crowd. Not just the Africans, hundreds of indigenous people that also included Moors, Tartars, Indians, and Turks were shipped and put on display for white Westerners to view. These ethnological expositions or Negro Villages were called as Human Zoos also known as ethnological exhibitions. These were public exhibitions of PEOPLE.

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This girl is in a human zoo in Brussels, Belgium in 1958.

 

Usually, people were exposed to their natural or “primitive” condition. They were exposed in cages in order to emphasize the cultural differences between Europeans from Western civilization and non-European nations or with other Europeans who practiced a way of life that has been considered more “primitive”  In addition, these are the advertising posters for Human Zoo’s posters in Stuttgart, Germany, France, and Belgium.

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An ad for a “Peoples Show” (Völkerschau) in Stuttgart (Germany), 1928

 

Why do I share this? This was only 90 years ago. Now we are ashamed of ourselves reading these facts
We will also be ashamed of the atrocities and cruel violence that we are committing to animals. Only this time will not pass 90 years, it will be very soon. Future generations will be ashamed of us and will have to apologize to the animals on our behalf and in the name of the entire human civilization.

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