The author of this article mentions the many different opinions that people have on zoos. He explains how some people think that zoos are good because they help bring back endangered species and help preserve wildlife. Other people do not agree with the idea of zoos because they keep animals in small vicinities in order to entertain their guests. The author quotes Tom Regan, a North Carolina philosophy professor and animal rights activist, “Animals have rights, including a right to freedom and you can’t justify those rights, even if you’re trying to help the species.” He incorporates quotes from credible sources in order to gain his credibility to the audience. I am not sure where I stand on this topic. I think zoos are great entertainment, especially for young children. At the same time, I find that a polar bear should not be living where the weather can get hot, such as the Philadelphia zoo. Animals should also be able to roam around, but some zoos do not allow for that. This topic is very controversial because both sides of the argument have contradicting evidence. The author does not take a side but I think that he is more biased towards zoos being an okay thing. He gives more evidence about why zoos are good. The author also addresses that in recent years zoos have been better regulated and the living situations for the animals have improved. He mentions that most animals are very happy in captivity because they do not have to compete for food or worry about being killed.