I normally avoid the online comments on such letters like the plague, but this thread was too good to pass up. The comments were unusually well written and sane.
The quote of the day, however, goes to SagleMike:
SagleMike posted at 12:35 am on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.
let the animals go; there's people who belong in the zoo.
And then later on he catches his own mistake:
SagleMike posted at 1:01 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.
oops, we DO have people zoos. They're called prisons. And there's one in Washington D.C. where visitors can see bizarre creatures such as the "Democratus Bloviatus" and the "Potus Blamus Bushus" which due to waning interest, will be sent back to the Chicago zoo sooner than expected.