hmmm I must disagree with you on this one LR.
People connect with all kinds of things that they see in person for their own amusement/entertainment.
2 that come to mind real fast are bullfighting (considered as an ART by millions of people - many of them highly educated) dogfighting.... These too are artificial environments invented purely to entertain some people.
Imprisoning these animals for life for our own entertainment......Personally, I find her point is very well articulated and I completely agree with it.
I despise most zoos and aquaria.