Is putting animals in captivity good for them? What happens to animals in captivity? Would it be just better to leave them in nature? Putting animals in captivity has long been an argument and people often question if it is actually good for the animals or if it would be better to help them if needed and then let them back into nature. And although there are benefits for animals in captivity, it could also be very bad for them.
Also, says it can be a source of national income and experimental field for example, experiments done on rats like replanting organs and in science of anatomy. However, According to Gershoff , some people and organization oppose using animals in medical researches like PETA, which is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is one of the well-known organization is strongly against animals experimentation and fight for animals welfare and rights . Also, according to Morgan animals behind fences in zoos and circus suffer from mental health problems because of their captivity even they tried to recreate a similar environment which they were
Individuals are easily able to obtain an animal because of the low budget; however, people don’t recognize the harmful aspects of owning these growing exotic animals. In addition, this leads to the animals not being taken care of because of the unprepared owner. Animals require intensive care such as “living space and nutrition” (“License the Cats”). For example, If a tiger isn 't given the space and nutrition that is needed, it can lead into the tiger turning violent and result in the owner being mauled because
Do you recognize that cute little animal you claim to love, well do you know that you are going more harm than good when you support zoo’s. I know you may think, “how could I hurt animals by going to a zoo” well did you know that a life of confinement doesn't compare to the life that animal would have in their natural habitat. When you support a zoo you are supporting the mistreatment of animals. Animals in zoos are forced to sit in small enclosure and are literally driven insane from frustration and boredom. You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos.
You may think it depends. But let me tell you a story. When asking experimenters why they experiment on animals, the answer is “because the animals are like us”. But when asking experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, the answer is “because the animals are not like us”. (relate to audience) II.
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. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
Close genetic animals are heavily regulated to be experimented on. A sleeping pill called “thalidomide, which caused 10,000 babies to be born with severe deformities” happened to be tested and approved for distribution (ProCon, 3). Animal testing does not ensure safety for humans. Animal testing consists of “63 alternative test methods [that] have now been accepted by regulatory authorities” stating the solution of ending animal testing (Stokes, 2). The continuation of animal testing could be harmful to advancements in science.
Zoo animals also are safe from natural predators and hunting that occurs in the wild. With all the animals receiving food pertaining to their diets, it gives a bigger chance to the young of the animals. Captive animals are also safe from humans who poach or hunt them. Elephants in zoos, for examples, no longer have to worry about ivory hunters. While doing away of zoos completely may be too much of a steep step, a compromise may be able to satisfy both sides.
Hunting, breeding, and exploring are all taken away when animals are captured for zoos (Parker). All of these stories can show one the behind the scenes of zoos and aquariums. The zoos do not have to be cruel but some choose to be. On the other hand, there are beautiful places out there for animals to be safe and comfortable. The cruelty needs to be stopped so that animals do not have to be in pain anymore.
The Truth of Exotic Animals Across America there are people who dream and think about owning an exotic pet, they want to have a unique animal, but these animals also have unique needs. People should have the freedom to purchase an exotic animal if they choose to but before they are allowed to do that they should have to take a class and get a permit to own that animal, and they would have to meet the specific requirements so that the animal has a healthy life and the owner and other people will be safe. Exotic animals are not just your ordinary pet according to Mia Lewis author of “Do you really want a baby tiger”. Everyone should have the right to own an exotic animal as long as it is not endangered and they meet the requirements but befor you go out and purchase that animal just remember “owning an exotic pet is