19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Innocent prisoner

I went to a zoo in Riau, Indonesia at the invitation of a friend ...! When I saw this scene, I was reminded of the 19th and 20th centuries, when Europeans and Americans made black zoos out of African Africans and Filipinos. And I imagined myself in a cage ...! That day I accidentally saw all the animals in the form of trapped humans who had been captured without any guilt. And the right to freedom has been taken away from them ....! There is no pleasure in seeing sad animals in the zoo Let's teach our children that it is impossible to see the sad faces of animals The zoo is like a prison ...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Copyright: © M.hassan Nazari