Going to the zoo is a beloved family activity, however, others believe taking your children to the zoo is an incredibly careless act.
Some see the zoo as a fun place to visit with their little ones, however others believe it is a cruel place where animals are held captive for the sake of entertaining the public.
Sam Faiers recently shared photos from a family trip to the zoo. The mum was met with a wave of backlash following her social media posts.
Followers expressed their disappointment in the mum, saying taking your child to the zoo is a horrible thing to do.
“This is disgusting and heart breaking. How stupid can you get supporting caging these beautiful animals,” one wrote.
“If people like her didn't pay money and support zoos then these beautiful animals wouldn't be locked up. How would she like to be stuck in an enclosure for people to gape at?” another said.
One argued: “This is heartbreaking. That lioness should be frolicking in the sunshine.”
“Zoos are cruel and barbaric. There's NO place in today's society for animal abuse. Zoos exist to make money. Plain and simple,” one wrote.
Other followers believed zoos were harmless places with many claiming animals are better off in the zoo: “I’m sure the animals are kept better than being in the wild where they probably will be hunted.”
Many followers said Sam was doing no harm in taking her son to the zoo. It’s a popular family activity that has been around for years. “Can’t a mother take her kids to a zoo without being judged over it?”
What do you think? Are zoos good fun or are they cruel?