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Beyond The Gorilla Cage, Moral Costs Of The Modern Zoo

The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a toddler fell in his enclosure is just the latest example of the twisted concept of the zoo industry. What lessons for your kids?

An elephant at the Buenos Aires Zoo
An elephant at the Buenos Aires Zoo
Matías Pandolfi

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BUENOS AIRES — The world has spent the past week debating the case of a gorilla that was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo after a toddler fell into its enclosure. But over the last year, there has already been plenty of noise about the treatment of animals at zoos in Argentina. A spate of reports about the state of animals kept at the Buenos Aires zoo included the deaths of a baby giraffe, two sea lions and a Patagonian mara, as well as case of a local court ordering the release of an orangutan named Sandra. There was also the very human spectacle of a labor dispute with zoo employees.

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How Rihanna Ripped Apart The Bland Victorian Rules Of Maternity Clothing

Barbadian singer and businesswoman Rihanna has proudly celebrated her pregnant belly in fun and revealing clothes. By doing so, she is breaking away from the unspoken rule that pregnant women should hide their baby bumps.

Rihanna revealing her pregnant belly in fur and denim.

Serena Dyer

There is a stage in pregnancy where many women have to start thinking about switching out their clothes for maternity wear. Let’s be honest, the choices out there aren’t all too inspiring and women are often expected to give up on their sense of style in favour of comfort. Not singer Rihanna, though, whose refreshing approach to maternity fashion has rocked the world.

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