There is even a illness named after depression in zoos called zoochosis. Zoochosis is a term which is used to describe animals in captivity with the behaviors listed above. It is caused by the confinement of animals and the disruption of families or packs right to live in their natural environment. Zoos may offer the reason of being able to study animals and their natural behavior up close as a good thing, but keeping animals locked up is not the way to do this. Lions and tigers sleeping all day in a cage is not natural and will not offer scientists, researchers, or children any accurate information about a species.
There is a plethora of reasons people visit zoos, they allow curious customers the chance to submerge themselves in a foreign environment filled with species they wouldn 't see in an average day. But, animal captivity costs outweigh the benefits, and the violation of the rights of the individual animals is unjustifiable and purely unethical. Being born into zoos and dying in zoos effects wild animals physically and emotionally. They were not made to be watched every hour of everyday and kept in small confined artificial habitats, and these small factors alone end up being lethal for many unfortunate animals. By having knowledge of the gruesome events zoo animals endure, and taking initiative to speak out and spread the word about the topic of how zoos negatively affect the mentality and physical well being of animals, potentially it can open the minds and eyes of peers.
The most basic way to help animals is to report cruelty. When visiting zoos, here is what to look for. Do the animals live in bad conditions, look sickly, or are they being abused, if so, report it to a wildlife protection group? Another great way to help is to spread the word about animal captivity. The only way to get people to help out is to bring it to their attention (Laidlaw 44).
Most families enjoy going to the zoo to see their favorite animals, however they are not aware of the consequence their support provides, along with the mistreatment that takes place in these facilities. Though zoos may seem to help animals, by providing them with food and shelter, they are in fact very inhumane. Animals living in zoos are treated inhumanely. They Elephants have been observed being shocked with electric goads and jabbed with hooks to get them to perform tricks. They are forced to lift their feet and head for the enjoyment of humans.
In China, there are little specific or direct rules to regulate the law of Zoo Animal Welfare, a fact facilitating the establishment of more and more utilitarian zoos. On the one hand, the practice of prioritizing commercial profits over animal welfare gives rise to increasing zoo animals performance, inefficient zoo management and the maltreatment of zoo animals, all of which poses risks to the safety of zoo animals. One staggering example is the death of eleven tigers in Shenyang Forest Wild Zoo. These tigers died of starving, reflecting the poor living conditions. Furthermore, visitors' reckless behavior of throwing improper food or other substances can be a safety hazard for zoo animals.
According to vegan peace website “Most zoo animals released in the wild don 't survive. This is because zoos don 't provide the right environment for a successful captive breeding project. The animals would need to live in habitats resembling their natural ones, especially in terms of climate and fauna. The animals would also need to be raised with minimal human contact and in populations large enough to provide a natural social balance and a suitable gene pool.”(vegan peace)4. In conclusion, there are many ways why zoo is not appropriate for animals as above-mentioned.
The exposure and education of animals inspires people to protect wildlife. However, the inhumane treatment of animals in these facilities are cruel and significantly outweigh the positives. Removing animals from their original home will continue to threaten the animal population in that area. This is so, because the remaining wildlife will be limited in diversity and it will be more difficult when mating. Zoos claim to help with conservation.
Zoos have been around for a long time. They used to just be small amounts of animals that were being properly taken care of. Most zoos now focus on the entertainment for people and to do research on the animals, but controversy is starting on whether or not all those animals should be kept in confined spaces where they can’t behave normally like in their natural habitats. Even though some species were able to thrive and grow again after being endangered, animals who are healthy and have no problems in the wild shouldn’t be kept in zoos because they start losing their natural senses and habits that were needed in the wild, strange behavior is seen to appear while they’re in confined spaces, and the need for baby animals starts unnecessary forced breeding that can overpopulate their already crowded
You may say that sometimes animals can be too much. The problem with that is there are always places that you can put your animal that will not kill it because the shelter is overpopulated. Euthanizing an animal just because a shelter is overpopulated is not a reason. If an animal really loves you then why would you want to kill it just because you can not keep it anymore? This is not a good enough reason to kill an
By capturing these animals it destroys their way of life in the wild. Because animals don’t have a voice it doesn’t mean they don’t have rights. People for animal rights argue that animals should be treated like people not property. These animals also suffer from negative psychological effects from confinement. In Africa, chimpanzees and are sold as pets or to keep as hotels to attract the visitors.