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Of course we should pay our way. No one wants the animals underfed.. But, we have a friend who was an animal care taker with a Zoology degree and worked in a major Pennsylvania zoo. Had been there for years.. Zoology her life's work , she loved her job..
. But, privatization has been a big thing in the US zoo business.. Major zoo's in Indianapolis , Phoenix have been privatized.. Our friends' zoo was privatized in Penna...
The new management brought in their own people that she had to train and ultimately ended up replacing herself- with this new lesser qualified replacement..
It's rare privatization does not result in higher fees , so says our friend.... / No matter what, you'll pay in the end for any given service one way or another...
. Our friend never again found a zoo job.. There are not all that many major zoo's in the US...
From our Penna example, private zoo management does not necessarily take over ownership of the zoo, just control over it's management..
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