This exposure and education motivate people to protect the animals and provide entertainment. Zoos save endangered species by bringing them into a safe environment, where they are protected from poachers, habitat loss, starvation, and predators. “The Arabian Oryx was hunted to extinction in the wild. However, from just a handful of animals in captivity the species was brought back from the brink thanks the conservation efforts of Phoenix Zoo and others. Through this incredible work, there are now over 1,000 of these magnificent animals back in the wild and thousands more looked after by zoos worldwide.”(CSA, page 1) “In 1975 the wild population of the Puerto Rican parrot was down to just 13 birds.
Zoos, aquariums, and the circus may not seem that bad only because it is entertainment to the public. Buying tickets, stuffed animals, shirts, food, drinks to watch a couple animals do some tricks does not seem that bad does it? Not at all, but the real question is what is really going on behind the scenes of these animals in these places. In the documentary “Blackfish” there are multiple examples how aquariums that are seen as fun and carefree are really animal captivity and even animal cruelty. Seaworld for example, a 2.5 billion dollar company, is a well-known theme park and marine zoological park.
Zoos are places where animals are put on displays and where they have to live their entire life. People can visit zoos for money and watch animals like they are in some kind of television show or commercial program what is done for people only. People have to notice that zoos are not people entertainment. It is seems like animals in zoos should be free and live in wildlife where they belong. Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species.
However, many modern zoos around the world have introduced animal shows, petting and feeding sessions to attract more visitors in order to earn more money. This leads to many concerns from the public on the physical and mental impacts of captivity on the wild animals. This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of zoos to lead us to a possible conclusion whether it is ethical to place animals in captivity. We will also examine if zoos have the best possible facilities to keep animals in captivity. Body One of the advantages of having zoos, is to provide protection to some animals that are endangered.
People say that zoos are important for education and are a great way for people to learn about exotic animals (Agnew n.p). Researchers cannot learn as much when animals are captive, you can learn just as much or even more while they are in their natural habitat. While some believe that zoos are important for education, they also believe that zoos are necessary for the survival of species (Zoos n.p). Most zoos claim that they take in extinct and needy animals, most animals at zoos aren’t orphaned, extinct, or injured at all (Zoos n.p). Lastly, one big claim is that zoos help conservation of animals (Borrel n.p).
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.
Many people argue that zoos and aquariums are beneficial because they contribute a great amount of income to the economy. According to the “Zoo and Aquarium Statistics” by aza.org, the statistics state, “Accredited zoos and aquarium contributed more than $22.5 billion to U.S. economy in 2016” (“Zoos and Aquariums”). Although this statement is
It might be hard getting help at first here in the United States, but when people get help, they get better with mediations and are safe to return to society. In the United States, animals are kept in zoos. Animals are kept in cages for many reasons. One of the reasons animals are kept in zoos are for safety and to educate people on the dangerous of animal attacks. Another reason is for economic reason where people go and pay money to see certain animals at the zoo.
According to “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, “Most people who own exotic pets find them irresistible-and manageable-when they are small (Lewis).” However, soon enough an adorable cub becomes a powerful adult. Wild animals are wild, even in captivity and are strong enough to be dangerous even without meaning to cause harm. In conclusion, despite best efforts to educate the community and pass legislation banning ownership of exotic pets, people do continue to buy and care for them. Owning an exotic pet is expensive, time consuming, and a huge responsibility. People shouldn’t be allowed to own an exotic pet but if they are thinking about owning one, they need to take a great deal of careful consideration for themselves, their surroundings, and the animal
Endangerment of Asian Elephants Visiting your nearest zoo for a family day and bonding with your family over the views of wildlife is supposed to be fun right? Have you ever thought about how these animals got in the zoo? Zoos are for entertainment purposes, whether or not it affects the species. Not only are elephants captured for entertainment purposes, but for human resources as well. Threats and solutions are being taken into consideration and are being acted upon at this time.
The group meets every second Saturday to help anyone out who has lost their pet or animal. The only down fall of the Dubuque Regional Humane Society is they can get over crowded with animals. This causes different animals to be placed in other facilities around the area. If someone lost a pet and went to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society to see if it was there, they could’ve already sent it to another facility to get cared for. The Dubuque Regional Humane Society hasn’t been known for many bad things because all they do is positive toward the community and the animals they take
This enables the pet to stay in it’s home instead of being given away because the medical treatment is too expensive. Through the community pet food pantry, The Blue Ridge Humane Society is able to feed around 200 local pets. Many people who has fallen on hard times will surrender their pets to shelters. People can avoid the stress and heartache by receiving food from the pantry. The Blue Ridge Humane Society 's top priority is educating local pet owners on the importance of spaying and neutering.
On September 4, 2006, a wonderful animal conservationist died while filming a documentary called “Ocean’s Deadliest.” He was labeled as the crocodile hunter and rescued many animals other than just crocodiles. This man was Steve Irwin, and his daughter, Bindi, has grown up under his influence. Some philosophies of Steve Irwin’s life that Bindi is taking throughout her own include: to do everything she can with her life and always show care and compassion towards other creatures. Bindi has always shown a love for animals that have come through her father. The Irwin family lives and works at the Australia Zoo.