One of my dreams is to hold a sloth, which is one of my all-time favorite animals, but lately I've been thinking it's a terrible idea. I remember petting a dolphin as a teen before understanding how intelligent they are and how cruel it is to keep them in a tank, and now I'm thinking sloths probably don't like being passed around like a newborn baby, either.
Case in point: a wildlife center has decided to cancel their yoga classes involving sloths because animal welfare activists say that the classes will be too stressful on the creatures. As much as I'd want to take such a class... they are probably right, and canceling the classes is likely the right thing to do. I hope that we continue to look out for animals and keep making these hard decisions about what's best for them, even if it's not what we want or even inconvenient for us.
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