On the way into work today I was listening to a story about animals at zoos on NPR. They were discussing how zoos can not legally buy or sell endangered animals but instead, they can barter them between zoos and aquariums. To me, this seems just as bad or worse as selling them. Instead of assigning a dollar value to the animal, you are instead using it as a form of currency. One director was talking about how his aquarium gets special access to a variety of Comb Jellyfish and then they use these to barter for animals that the zoo wants. That whole world just seems sick to me.
American Football, where have you been all of my life?
Now that I actually own a bike, I’m trying to ride it to work as much as possible. It’s a great way to wake up before work and a good reason to get out of bed each morning.