Animals In Zoos

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The practice of keeping animals in zoos, aquariums and circus is one of the more intriguing areas of conflict within the animal ethics–conservation ethics debate. The presumption that the keeping of animals in captivity and taking them from wildlife is morally acceptable has long been questioned by animal rights–oriented philosophers who believe that such facilities by definition diminish animals’ liberty and dignity as beings possessing inherent worth. This broad ethical debate over zoos, aquariums and circus in society and the various trade-offs it evokes regarding animal welfare, conservation, education, scientific research, and entertainment have been complicated by particular high profile cases, such as the keeping of elephants or large…show more content…
Animals in such facilities are prevented from many important advantages such as gathering and hunting their own food, developing their own social orders, breeding in a natural way and generally behaving in ways that are natural to them. These activities require significantly more liberty and freedom than that allowed to animals in zoos, aquariums and circus. Also for animals that were captured in the wild it takes them a long time…show more content…
In my opinion, zoos, aquariums and circus violate animal rights and should be shut down and alternatively we can save and protect the endangered species by many other ways. The first step is learning about how interesting and important they are. Protecting the special places where they live since they must have places to find food, shelter and raise their young. Shooting, trapping, or forcing a threatened or endangered animal into captivity is also illegal and can lead to their extinction and we shouldn’t participate in this activity, and report it as soon as we see it. We should reduce our use of water in

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