"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
New Age Zoo
We were at the Bear Mountain Zoo the other day. At the entrance was a rule sign, the most prominent of which said, "No pets or animals allowed in the zoo." Now, I'm all in favour of the nice zoos where they give the animals bigger cages and stuff, but eliminating the animals outright seems to make the whole enterprise kind of pointless.