Popcorn Park, a special zoo for older, distressed, abused animals
If humans have any purpose on this planet at all, I firmly believe it is to care for all creatures, and to preserve this place for future generations. Found this story at csmonitor.com (also posted in the Lounge and Vegan/Veg/Animal Rights)
Forked River, N.J.
"The chickens crawl all over the office, and they lay eggs on my desk," says John Bergmann, who chuckles as he lifts up the towels that cover the papers in his office – which is in a barn. "It's all part of the job, I guess."
Mr. Bergmann is general manager of Popcorn Park, a federally licensed zoo nestled in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey that caters to distressed wildlife and exotic and domesticated animals. Part of the statewide Associated Humane Societies, the zoo cares for thousands of animals each year, including those that are ill, injured, exploited, abused, or older.
"Animals find their way to us," he says. "This all happened by accident."