Tuesday, September 29, 2009

THE PETTING ZOOOO




if you select no, please explain in the comment section. Do not leave your name, but please leave the name of your residence.

thanks,

sam

29 comments:

  1. I can just imagine a bunch of drunk purchase kids + others hurting and abusing the animals.

    Alumni

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  2. I agree with the other post.

    new

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  3. only if it's far away from the stage or something...animals get really freaked out by loud music sometimes.

    olde

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  4. just not that into the idea of spending money to bring animals here to pet.

    the fort

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  5. I just don't like the idea of a petting zoo. Purchase kids are all about animal rights, but then when they are given the chance to get drunk and pet a poor captive animal, they are suddenly for it.

    If Jeff Levin booked this petting zoo, Purchase kids would be boycotting it entirely.

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  6. Petting zoos in general, especially the traveling sort which would fit into Fall Fest's budget, are often unsanitary and inhumane. On a more selfish note, I think the "excitement" generated by a corral of smelly, pooping animals is far outweighed by the cost and effort of bringing such a spectacle to campus.

    old

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  7. i hadn't thought about the situation realistically until i saw these comments, but it seems pretty obvious now that it isn't a good idea... i'm sure you came up with some worthy activities that don't involve bummed out animals shitting nearby all day.

    commuter

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  8. Petting Zoos are awesome, don't get me wrong. I do worry about the saftey of the animals however, at a music festival. Drunk students going crazy, you know.

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  9. I just voted yes and now after reading these posts, I change my vote to no. . .
    it's a good idea in theory, but a bad idea in reality.

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  10. ^ COMMUTER / ALUMNI COUCH SURFER

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  11. I genuinely think that there HAS to be something of better worth that we could use our SAF on.

    Alum

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  12. .. am i the only one who wants to pet cute animals? there has to be a petting zoo that treats its animals well.

    commons

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  13. worst idea, give me a break. think about it, a petting zoo is somthing that should be illegel.
    get a grip.

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  14. were not 5 u idiots

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  15. I'd say I'm an advocate of abolitionist animal rights (NOT animal welfare--there IS a difference; fucking Google it). Thus, I find the whole idea of using/caging/hurting/exploiting non-human animals for human amusement/entertainment/whatever generally gross! And I think this is especially gross. Honestly, I'm disgusted.

    All those loud noises are going to terrify them--or confuse them, at the very least. I'm sorry, but NO sentient creature is going to enjoy being shipped to a strange place, penned, subjected unwillingly to loud unidentifiable noises and groped (hopefully JUST groped) by thousands of unfamiliar intoxicated douchebags in high-waisted pants. (Please tell me how that is even remotely ethical. I'd love to know.)

    I don't think being human somehow entitles me to do whatever the fuck I please with non-humans. Don't get me wrong; I like "cuteness" and child-like fun as much as the next guy, but not when it involves someone else's suffering.

    That's right, someONE's suffering, not someTHING's. A petting zoo has what, a bunch of mammals? Maybe some birds? ... Argue all you want about these animals' intelligence, but they have brains and central nervous systems, fuck! It's undeniable that they have thoughts, feelings and unique personalities, that they are directly affected by their surroundings. They have subjective perceptions of reality and individual psychologies. Science backs that one up, buddy. Yeah, they obviously can't do calculus or write Shakespearean sonnets, but they can definitely suffer.

    UGH. I don't mean to come off so strong, really... I think you've done a great job otherwise, but I'm clearly VERY upset by this. Just...I can't help being pissed! Fall Fest is supposed to be enjoyable, not sad!! I don't want to support this shit or be anywhere near it; I just want to get drunk and listen to some crappy overpaid bands. :( Is that too much to ask for?!



    Outback

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  16. you people are off of your rockers, put all of this goddamn angry negative energy into something else than bashing a fucking petting zoo.

    if you don't like the petting zoo, don't pet the animals. don't ruin it for other people who actually want it here. we could argue to death about anything entertaining (televisions rot our brains, lets get rid of ptv..). christ

    these animals arent being starved and beaten.

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  17. These animals aren't being starved and beaten, so it's totes okay to just make them reallyy uncomfortable and maybe torture them a little for our pleasure!! lullz i lyk poniez!!!!!!!11

    Wow, you're an asshole.

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  18. Not to mention the fact that you don't know they aren't starved and/or beaten.

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  19. sweet, sam! these guys are really getting worked up! good idea with the poll, too this is how shit should be done often. i don't care either way to tell the truth but i probably wouldn't go pet a goat. actually, save the money. fuck the zoo.

    james ryan, straight up.
    J 7-2

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  20. "I'm sorry, but NO sentient creature is going to enjoy being shipped to a strange place, penned, subjected unwillingly to loud unidentifiable noises and groped (hopefully JUST groped) by thousands of unfamiliar intoxicated douchebags in high-waisted pants."

    So true. The sentient creatures would be A-OK with it if the douchebags were wearing low rise pants.

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  21. "So true. The sentient creatures would be A-OK with it if the douchebags were wearing low rise pants."

    Yeah, I was getting a little hyperbolic there. The clothes are irrelevant. That doesn't invalidate the fact that they ARE sentient, and the experience probably wouldn't be very fun for them (to put it lightly).

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  22. If they're sentient then they can give consent. I vote no because I want a Fucking Zoo instead.

    -The Olde

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  23. Yes, because sentience always equals literacy/linguistic capability... Cool rape joke? You're hilarious.

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  24. only if its all pigs

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  25. i'm writing an article about the possible petting zoo for the indy, if you have an opinion about it and want to share and don't mind being included in the article, please email me at danielle dot lempp at purchase dot edu. <3

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  26. Epic fail. LOL.

    Olde

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  27. is there going to be any hand sanitizer?

    -Olde

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