54% of elephants in captivity experience behavioral issues such as bobbing their heads, swaying side to side and trunk-swinging (Guarino). 48% of lions spend the majority of their time pacing their cages (Guarino). Monkeys and birds are often seen self harming themselves. Giraffes twist their necks in unusual ways and bend their heads back and forth (5 Secrets). These helpless animals experience forms “zoochosis”, “a repetitive or ritualized behavior caused by boredom of confinement” (Guarino).
I think that zoos are bad for animals. I think they are bad for many reasons. Some animals can get very harmed, or even die. Zoos aren’t the best place for animals. Animals can get Zoochosis, they can get poached, and they don’t get enough exercise.
Circus animal abuse is a problem that people should be aware of because the animals are harmed, the animals are not taken care of, and they have a higher chance of developing health problems. We can solve this problem by making people more aware of this abuse by signing petitions, creating signs, and educating young ones. Before you think about going to the circus, consider what the animals in the circus have to go through in order to entertain you. For example, circus trainers use sharp metal hooks called bullhooks to hit animals. “The elephant learns that compliance with commands adverts a painful stab or strike.” (Rockwell 7).
Elephants are kept in shackles that prevent them from moving in any direction, prisoners in their own cage. Primates like baboons, monkeys, and chimpanzees are left in solitary, when in their natural habitat they live in sizeable groups. Many fall into depression and eventually die without living a full life. Wild animals do not naturally jump through flaming hoops of fire or stand on their hunches and give people high-fives. Animals are forced to do these “acts” by being whipped bloody, electrocuted, beat with bullhooks, and wearing tight muzzles.
Something worth noting is that horses are terrified of elephants, not just by their size but by their smell, horses not use acclimatized to the smell of an elephant often won’t go near them and have even been known to throw their riders when near one. This shows that Porus was mainly concerned about
If the monkey gets mad so easily, lots of things could get ruined and the caretaker could get frightened or hurt by the monkey. “When you leave the monkey unattended, it will become destructive.” Finally, If the owner is like most people and have a job or things that they need to get done throughout the day, the monkey will be alone and break or damage anything they can get their hands on. Since the caretaker will probably not like this, they will most likely have to stay home bounds more often, which to most people isn’t always so fun. In conclusion, finger monkeys will harm people and things if they are kept as pets, which won’t make anyone happy. Let’s let the poor animals go where they need to go so nothing goes
Most families enjoy going to the zoo to see their favorite animals, however they are not aware of the consequence their support provides, along with the mistreatment that takes place in these facilities. Though zoos may seem to help animals, by providing them with food and shelter, they are in fact very inhumane. Animals living in zoos are treated inhumanely. They Elephants have been observed being shocked with electric goads and jabbed with hooks to get them to perform tricks. They are forced to lift their feet and head for the enjoyment of humans.
After watching clips about whales, dolphins, and the effects of keeping them in captivity from neuroscientist, Lori Merino, on Youtube, I have learned that keeping whales in captivity causes them to do things they wouldn’t do normally in their habitat. Being trained, punished, and tortured causes frustration and anger for he whales, which makes them act out and attack their trainers and other whales, as we saw in the film. In the wild whales usually stick with their pods and rarely approach/attack other whales. Another side affect of keeping whales in captivity is their dorsal fin end up collapsing and flopping over as shown in the film. In their normal habitat this almost never happens.
First, captivity causes many health problems for the innocent marine mammals. Second, changing the underwater creature’s natural habitat is very unhealthy for them. And last but not least, the mammals should not be kept captive because they suffer from boredom. The next time you go to a marine park think about how the animals are
There is a plethora of reasons people visit zoos, they allow curious customers the chance to submerge themselves in a foreign environment filled with species they wouldn 't see in an average day. But, animal captivity costs outweigh the benefits, and the violation of the rights of the individual animals is unjustifiable and purely unethical. Being born into zoos and dying in zoos effects wild animals physically and emotionally. They were not made to be watched every hour of everyday and kept in small confined artificial habitats, and these small factors alone end up being lethal for many unfortunate animals. By having knowledge of the gruesome events zoo animals endure, and taking initiative to speak out and spread the word about the topic of how zoos negatively affect the mentality and physical well being of animals, potentially it can open the minds and eyes of peers.
Tilikum was a killer whale in every definition to the word. According to the documentary Tilikum was a very depressed killer whale. While at sealand of the pacific Tilikum grew very aggressive due to horrible living conditions. Tilikum grew very aggressive due to horrible living conditions. Tilikum was confined to a twenty by thirty foot tanked at night.
According to McLeod (2015) from the simply psychology website, the author says, “They were also unable to communicate or socialise with other monkeys. The other monkeys bullied them. They indulged in self-mutilation, tearing hair out, scratching, and biting their own arms and legs.” This shows how these monkeys were more paranoid being with other monkeys than being alone. Their paranoia towards the other none isolated monkeys showed us how the isolated monkeys formed a type of distrust amongst them because they do not know their intentions of them. Some monkeys that were isolated for at least three months were not as affected to the monkeys that were isolated for at least a year.
According to an official USDA Report, the trainer’s use of the bull hook “created behavioral stress and trauma which precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death of the animal.” Bullhooks, poor conditions, endless performance, and premature deaths are all things that go on under the big top. Animal rights activists fight for the world to know that circuses abuse the animals into submission. I stated earlier that people want all elephant performances should end, and based on the information
“It will become more and more demanding and possessive of your time and attention, it may remain loving with you, but fly into a jealous rage with other members of your family.” First, this could be a problem because if you host something at your house, the monkey could “harm” your family too because it has sharp teeth and claws. These teeth and claws might not hurt someone but it could bite a small member of your family who can’t handle pain as well. “Your friends will see less of you, and your life and activities will begin to center around the monkey.and some of your friends and family will accept this but a lot of them won’t.” Secondly, this could be a problem because everyone would just not invite you to anything important just because you can’t leave your monkey to go to an important event like a wedding or something like that. You also may want to go to somewhere else and just get a break but you wouldn’t be able to because you have to feed your monkey and if it sees less of you, it would just get destructive so people might just leave it alone anyway and not care about the monkey anymore.”County, state and federal officials will begin to visit your home and order you around. They will send you letters; want lots of permits, licenses and paperwork.” Lastly, this could cause a problem since this would start when you don’t leave your house and stay all day
Imagine spending a life malnourished, sick and in captivity just so that people can see a performance with tricks and splashing. Captivity has harmed marine mammals for centuries and has become a reoccurring problem in places like SeaWorld. There is no understanding of why people enjoy seeing abused animals held in captivity. SeaWorld’s inhumane manner of care must cease and instead refocus the marine work and efforts on confined animal rehabilitation through exceptional nutrition and investigative research. Current Practices SeaWorld’s way of care for the marine animals shows barbarism, causing sickened and malnourished aquatic mammals with health defects and physical impediments.