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The Grand Menagerie

For a long time now I have thought that prisoners tend to have massive double standards. The amount of people who own, or have previously owned budgies is truly amazing. But what is even more shocking is the number of prisoners who admit to having caught or kept such things as flies, spiders, or cockroaches as a pet in a small box. Yet simultaneously, the same people will moan endlessly about the brutality of caging a person in such a confined space day after day. It is their boredom and lack of liberty that makes them want a pet in the first place. But aren’t they just doing the same thing to the animal?

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