A picture is worth a thousand words.
Some pictures, however, are worth a few million words, and more.
These 16 pictures fall in the latter category. They will bring you to tears, break your heart, and make you ask a few hard questions.
Click ‘Start’ below to understand why.
1. Captive giraffe and a polar bear look on at painted vistas of the wilderness
Every year, thousands of animals are captured and put away in zoos and circuses, where instead of the sweeping vast expanse of the wilderness, they have to look on at painted walls.
Isn’t it time we made this barbaric, heartbreaking practice a thing of the past?