Animals on the hill

This title isn't a disparaging reference to our esteemed politicians at Stormount but rather it describes the occupants of Belfast Zoo, who if a Belfast councillor gets his way, will soon be shipping out of belfast. UUP councillor Chris McGimpsey believes that Belfast zoo should be closed due to the cruelty it inflicts on animals. Many people agree with this analysis and do not believe animals should be forced to live in captivy while to other, zoos are an important educational facility and an excellent attraction for tourists. Incidentially, in a shocking twist to northern politics, the UUP ranks were divided on this issue (no, I cant ebelieve it either!).

What are people's views on the rights and wrongs of life in zoos?

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