I am watching a documentary on Dublin Zoo on RTE at the moment. The impression conveyed is that hoardes of Keepers and medical specialists shower care on all the animals to check their teeth, massageing feet, feed etc, swimming pool etc.
It appears that every whim of the animals is catered for! RTE also shower the Zoo with coverage.
Many Irish parents must wait 18 months to have a Child accessed for autistic spectrum disorders, or other special needs diagnosis despite a HSE target of 3 months. Of course the longer diagnosis is delayed the more money is saved.
Many children must wait for 2 years to access limited speech and language therapy services, even children who are practically non vocal.
Meanwhile hoardes of wildlife rangers are recruited to count frogs, bats and birds, as well carry out wildlife protection, while the Garda presence in rural Ireland is being massively reduced.
It is time to shut down the Zoo and stop keeping wild animals in captivity!