In another point, Bergamini mentions is that “zoos help create proximity and familiarity” (para. 8). He makes a good point when he says this because this is his main argument for people who are against zoos. This states that we understand more about animals now than we did before because we have learned to work with them closely.
Zoos are establishments were wild animals are collectively maintained, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public. They are much more than a collection of animals and more important than ever, because zoos are a productive and successful strategy for protecting endangered species worldwide. The majority of endangered species are suffering from habitat destruction or exploitation. Captive breeding becomes the last option when basic strategies of preservation and protection in the wild are ineffective. The survival of Pere David 's deer, Przewalski 's horses, the North American wood bison, and the Arabian oryx, are common examples of productive conservation efforts undertaken by zoos worldwide.
In the article "If the zoos didn 't exist, we wouldn 't invent them," the author Camille Labchuck argues that keeping the animals in the zoo is unethical. Labchuck supports this view by pointing out the deprivation that the animals are getting. She supports her claim by noting that the animals are not having the chance to choose their foods, their sleeping place, they are being stripped of their natural lives. The author also points out the limited space that the zoos have. She explains that the zoo spaces are limiting the animal needs.
The Impact of Zoos on the Animals in Them Zoos have been around in America since 1874, and the first recorded zoo was established in Egypt by Queen Hatshepsut in 1500 BC. Keeping animals in an enclosed area for the sole purpose of watching them in order to be entertained is outdated and inhumane in today’s culture. The quality of life for the animals in these zoos is not the same as it would be in their natural habitat, additionally, while the zoo may protect them from their natural predators, there are prevalent new threats when wild animals are kept in enclosed spaces. “Others are concerned that living in a zoo diminishes animals ' quality of life, that captive breeding is of limited value, or that entertainment is not a sufficient justification for keeping animals in captivity” (Kuehn, Bridget).
Hailey Link Mrs. Bauch Speech 18 May 2016 As stated in a novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi, ? Territories in the wild are large not as a matter of taste but of necessity. In a zoo we do for animals what we have done for ourselves with our houses: we bring together in a small space what in the wild is spread out (Moosa). Zoos provide a safe environment for animals to live in where they are well-cared for as well as a place for people to learn more about animals. Today I am going to try to persuade you to believe that zoos are beneficial in many ways to both humans and the animals within them.
For centuries, zoos have been traditionally known to be the ultimate place for families to have an enjoyable and adventurous time. Ever since I was little, I remembered going to the zoo quite frequently. Right as I entered the gates of the animal kingdom, the sight of colorful birds, the sound of children’s laughter and the smell of the earthly animals intensified my excitement even more. Seeing elephants, tigers and many more wild animals in person had made my overall experience unforgettable. But as we begin to unravel the hidden truth about zoos, we begin to ask ourselves if it is ethical to continue to support places like zoos in keeping innocent animals in captivity.
A zoo is collection of living animals usually for public display, in which, sometimes, employees don’t take care of the animals the way they should. Animals kept there are often sad and depressed, either because the area they are given is too limited for the space that animal needs, or because they were kidnapped from their natural habitats and family only to be inprisioned for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, those animals develop Zoochosis, an abnormal animal behavior caused by time in captivity, which most of the times turns out to be fatal. Zoochosis occurs as a result of boredom, depression, frustration, a lack of mental and physical enrichment, and removal from their natural habitat and social structures. Signs of zoochosis include:
Zoos and can be places where the imagination and creativity of people, especially children, can come alive and inspire them to tread avenues that they never expected they would take. In the early years of my childhood, I spent many hours observing and studying wild animal exhibits in zoos in Seattle Washington. I would imagine myself in my dream world as zoo keeper or a veterinarian helping animals and knowing them each by name. As I studied and let my imagination run free; I knew that someday, somehow, I would be involved in the care of animals. Without the establishment of zoos and, I would have never realized my dreams and perused a career in biology and animal care.
Zoos and Aquariums Eyes at every corner and curiosity for the world's animals, many citizens visit zoos and aquariums in wonder of the world. While citizens may be visiting the animals, animal activists lurk around in the crowd creating articles and taking notes for environmental concern. Although there is general concern as to whether animals have access to the right living conditions, Association of zoos and aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) seeks to positively impact this issue by promoting proper conservations over zoos and aquariums. As member of the international union for conservation of nature, WAZA helps guide, encourage, and support zoo and aquatic systems.
Animal rights have and always will be a topic of heated controversy and debate, with both sides having their own good and bad points. There is a wide array of mistreatment amongst animals in today’s society, specifically in zoos, which can be said to be prisons for animals. It is an issue of paramount due to the fact of shared similarity between humans and animals, including some animals having high emotional intelligence. Although, it is an unclear issue, and currently I am unknown to a solution and what is right, due to my lack of awareness of the issue and knowledge of zoos, also added to the fact of the morality issue of what is right and wrong since animals tend to be valued less than humans.