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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,258 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Well it's hardly the most humane of things is it!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    Well it's hardly the most humane of things is it!

    It's be far more humane than the zoo. Where they aren't in a temperature controlled environment


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    It's be far more humane than the zoo. Where they aren't in a temperature controlled environment

    Is nature a tempetature controlled environment? Would ypu like to be forved to spend your entire life in an air-conned building?

    Do you think that people living in the apartments behind the site wrould have liked the noise and the smell???


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,546 ✭✭✭ Bredabe


    I though there were other uses for that building anyway.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    Is nature a tempetature controlled environment? Would ypu like to be forved to spend your entire life in an air-conned building?

    Do you think that people living in the apartments behind the site wrould have liked the noise and the smell???

    Well the zoo in summer (where they are outside) isn't conditions for penguins I'd have thought.

    But with the aquarium there it would have been a good addition.
    You hope those environmental factors would have been addressed if not then they are right not to allow it

    The old tourist office looks awful, this would have given a footfall boost to an area that IMO could do with more amenities.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Do you think that people living in the apartments behind the site wrould have liked the noise and the smell???
    I'm sure the presence of aquatic birds in the area will cause many, many pearls to be clutched.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭ xckjoo


    Can we all just get a penguin each to adopt and they can have play dates and stuff?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Robbo wrote: »
    I'm sure the presence of aquatic birds in the area will cause many, many pearls to be clutched.

    Watch the seagulls flock to the thread....


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,258 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Robbo wrote: »
    I'm sure the presence of aquatic birds in the area will cause many, many pearls to be clutched.

    Watch the seagulls flock to the thread....
    Cantona?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    This bird may still fly.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    Penguinarium - its fun to say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 453 ✭✭ Ludikrus


    Your Face wrote: »
    Penguinarium - its fun to say.


    A penguinarium is a vivarium.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,695 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Kidnapping them from the south atlantic to gawk at them for private profit, so to speak


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    zell12 wrote: »
    Kidnapping them from the south atlantic to gawk at them for private profit, so to speak

    I'd imagine most captive penguins these days are bred in captivity and not kidnapped from the southern hemisphere, no matter which ocean...


  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ deaglan1


    Zoos are outdated Victorian "attractions".......get rid of, along with those appalling "SeaWorld" abominations. A one minute attention span for snotty nosed kids with ice cream drooling down their mouths looking at a tiger in a crap enclosure is poor fare for an animal that should be roaming through a far east jungle. Look at the ridiculous nonsense of a troupe of wallabies on Lambay island in Dublin Bay..at least they are in an open location but how far removed is that landscape and weather compared to where they originate from? Why not make and effort and get into the fresh air with a pair of binoculars and look at indigenous wildlife. Afterwards, the tea & sandwiches will also taste far nicer.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Let's keep this on the topic of the local penguinarium only.


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