Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society.
In 1874, the first zoo opened; however, since then there has been a lot of controversy around zoos. With over 10,000 zoos worldwide, the biggest issue people are seeing is that zoos are capturing innocent animals and putting them in small areas. In reverse, others believe that zoos are great for educational purposes. Zoos are extremely miserable for animals and they should be banned. Zoos are highly unsafe for animals.
Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but poor alternatives to natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos. From back in the 35000 BC until today, zoos are seen in different ways by spectators. Where one sees amusing and entertaining place, others see the horror of those poor caged animals. Boxed and shipped far away from their natural environment, set in zoos that can never have the space, food or excitement that they used to have in the.
Many animals in the wild live dangerous lives trying to survive, but these animals are able to run free and live their lives as they are supposed to. Animals in captivity are fed every day and given their basic life essentials, but do not get the exercise or family nourishment they need. There are pros and cons for animals in captivity. There are several downfalls for animals living in captive environments. Many animals, such as whales and elephants, depend on their family members for moral support and social needs.
Growing up I had my own idea of what a zoo was, a place like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo full of beautiful animals and dedicated to education, research, and conservation. After persistent research I have come to find that not all zoos are the same. Zoos can range from nationally ranked research facilities to makeshift “monkey-shows” dedicated to profit. The debate of whether zoos are ethical can be easily split between animal rights activists and zoo advocates. Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world.
Most of them compare animal testing to racism or sexism. According to these activists, all animal deserve respect and should not suffer for any reason. And I agree with them because the vast majority of experiments using animals are so invasive and damaging. These poor animals do not willingly sacrifice themselves for the advancement of human welfare and new technology. Sadly, everyday animals' rights are violated when they are used in experiments because they are not given a
Inside the world of zoos what you see is not always the truth. Behind the cages and gates, wild animals suffer from harsh treatments from staff members and even madness from living in small, enclosed prison-like cages. At the Scarborough Sea Life Centre located in Scarborough, England, the Humboldt penguins are given antidepressants because they are not “adapted to the rainy British climate, which is drastically different from their natural environment on the coast of South America.” (PETA UK). While zoos are a great place to learn about wildlife, the best place to learn about wildlife is in the wild and in their natural habitats not behind confined cages.
According to www.dosomething.org, animal testing is cruel and inhumane. As reported by the Humane Society International, animals in subjects are commonly subjected to force feeding, force inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means. More than 100 million animals each year have to deal with this cruel and unusual punishment. What if you were the one going through all of these tests and punishments. There are many pros and cons of animal testing.
Keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety within and outside a community. Some people argue that exotic animals shouldn’t be allowed to be kept as pets because the negatives strongly outweigh the benefits of having one. Owning a wild animal is arguably cruel to the animal in a way that owning a domestic animal isn’t. In fact, owning an exotic pet can be extremely expensive and the average pet owner cannot provide the care they need in captivity.
I Speak For The Unspeakable: Animal Cruelty When we go to places such as the zoo, circuses, and aquariums we go to see animals that we have never seen before. Animals that have skills to do strange tricks. Though have you ever wondered if those animals you see are happy where they are?Being in cages away from home and family, do you ever feel like they aren’t treated as it seems?If they feel scared?Animals just like humans feel. They are aware of their surroundings.
to use the excuse of educating people who cannot afford to travel. To justify us trying to recreate the habitats of these animals. We now live in an age that every house has a TV and wifi. We have HD shows to enhance the vision. We may not be able see them in person but we can still learn about them see every single hair through technology.