Having them in this environment...a small box as you say....is the safest place for them to be.
Would you like to be in jail because it's the safest place to be?
I'd rather die.
I can't disagree to you cause I'm not a vet still it looks sad to me.
Humans can say whatever they want to excuse putting animals in jail still....jail is jail.
Why God, evolution, E.Ts. whatever didn't created them in boxes if it's better?
I prefer animals free, watching them when I go to the wild is a pleasure.
But that's your choice and I'm not a judge and sorry for trolling here but like I said......it really makes me sad.
In the end we all know the only place animals could survive is inside of boxes, zoos, labs etc
Still I'd rather be dead.