Okay, so now NYS is cutting any funding to zoos and aquariums.
When 9/11 hit - police, fire and education were the first to be cut/reduced.
Arts and culturals have also borne the brunt of the funding machete.
And, people ask why we have higher crime and juvenile issues.
When programs we had as youngsters, that provided education and a better view of life overall are cut, we should expect these backlash results.
The question is why? Why Especially when we elect these dudes and dudettes that are sworn to protect the public good for now and future generations, these are the first cuts in budgets when they know what the results will be.