Yo I moved this into the General section so more people may read it and respond to it
Here is zinzen's original post so people know what's going on:
Cleveland Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country doing conservation projects here and around the world to help preserve plants and animals.
They also reintroduce endangerd wildlife back to their ecosystems, so I love going there and hearing about the new things getting done the world over.
But today when we went the wife and I were hungry so we went to get food and I got real salty over the fact that these people were serving animal to zoo goers.
How can you be serious about this animal procective message while serving chicken and cow.
So my wife suggested that I send a letter asking them to start to serve vegan and vegetarian options, not just this, cause that aint going to happen, but some to show more practice what you preach type thing
Any suggestions of things that should be in this letter would certaintly be appreciated
and here is my suggested letter:
My wife and I visited Cleveland Zoo recently, and had a great time. However, we were surprised to see meat and other animal products on the menu in the restaurant. We feel that it sends a mixed message. If you are trying to promote respect for animals, and work hard towards saving them, it seems counter-productive to also serve them as food. I would suggest not serving anything which has animal products in it, since this will give the message that animals should be respected / protected, rather than killed. As it is, I think people can easily get the wrong message, that animals are just for our entertainment / consumption if you continue to serve them as food.