"It's horrific what happens in these zoos," says Brittany Peet, PETA's deputy director of captive animal law enforcement. "Anytime profit is the motive, animal welfare is not the motive," explains Peet. It is time consuming and expensive to care for these animals, says Peet, so zoos cut corners, which results in animals suffering. "The less nutritious the food, the cheaper it's going to cost. The less veterinary care used, the less the medical expenses will be," she says.
Though many are bad, some are worse than others. Here, the worst zoos around the world.
Kabul Zoo, Kabul, Afghanistan
A blind lion at the Kabul Zoo. (Photo: Getty Images)