I am writing in response to the article about the animals at Lagoon and the PETA protesters (July 14, "Lagoon's 'Wild Kingdom Train' draws PETA protests"). I was happy and sad to read that article. Happy that someone actually brought attention to it, but sad because I don't believe they will do anything about it. People don't realize they are there. And just because an animal is not fit for the wild does not mean that they should be treated any less.
I got the impression that Lagoon's mentality is, "This is better than nothing." They spend most of the day in that little cage and maybe there is a bigger area for them to spend a few hours in, or maybe not. The public does not see that area if it exists. But how would you feel if you were in their paws? Trains go by as you sit on a slab of cement all day long.
Lagoon could at least bring a little more honor to the big, wonderous creatures that they are.