Ok, folk, sorry the queue is dead. I literally cannot keep up with how fast things are exploding in the zoo world right now, much less try to write about / post about all of the implications. I’m going to put up a masterpost of all the currently important stuff tomorrow with links and some context so people are at least aware, because just … holy shit, guys. AZA’s choice to publicly let the CEO of HSUS speak at their 2017 conference turned the entire industry on its ear. I don’t even have cogent ways to explain the degree to which things are getting messy.
I can't really express how much I appreciate your presence in the phandom (or whatever we're calling it these days). You're always so kind and sweet and your posts always cheer me up. It's dissapointing to see all this discourse because my experience in the phandom has been nothing but warm, kind, and accepting. I wish this could be true for everyone, because the people I've met and interacted with are some of the best people I've known. Thank you for posting all that you do and being so nice 💕