Originally Posted by Emu
Who are you to judge whether an animal's "happy" or not? You make the tacit assumption that they would somehow be "happier" out in the wild. Oh man, getting fed every meal and lying around all day instead of starving in the arctic circle, what a horrid life I YEARN FOR MY FREEDOM.
We should lock you up in a box and you get to sit around all day for the rest of your life. Oh yeah, we'll feed you too. Enjoy!
Polar bears need to roam hundreds of miles. As derrida says, the polar bears in zoos are miserable. If you want, you can determine this empirically by giving it prozac, but anyone with half an emotional intuition can figure this one out.