Poaching has killed off thousands of rhinos, and the numbers keep growing (https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/rhino_population_figures). Although it is proven that rhino horn has no medicinal value, the high demand in rhinoceros horn is mainly caused by the myth that rhino horn can cure cancer and hangovers . In Asia, 70% percent of people believe that rhino horn is rhino teeth that fall out and grow back. This idea is encouraged by sellers so they can sell more horn (Olstein, pg 33). Also, poachers are poaching more rhinose because the price has skyrocketed to 100,000 dollars a kg.
Zoos are an unsuitable environment for wild animals and should be abolished. A zoo cannot provide the perfect environment for every type of animal. Also, one of the biggest reasons zoos exist is not for helping animals in danger, but in fact breeding them for human enjoyment.Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world. Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. From the article Why Do European Zoos kill healthy zoo animals, it says “between 3,000 and 5,000 health zoo animals are killed in Europe every year”.
The text states, “when traveling, elephants are chained for an average of more than 25 hours at a time, sometimes for as long as 100 hours straight”(Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus). In Africa, Elephants walk an average of 40 miles per day when looking for food, but in circuses they are held captive in cages for up to 100 consecutive hours. Evidence shows, “footage of animals beaten and shocked with stun guns, chained up and with missing eyes or smashed-in teeth” (Christian). Circus trainers will do nearly anything to get their animals behaved, which almost always results in some form of abuse. The text states “a yearlong Mother Jones investigation shows that Ringling elephants spend most of their long lives either in chains or on trains, under constant threat of the bullhook, or ankus- the menacing tool used to control elephants.” although Feld Entertainment states that, ‘ "they are trained through positive reinforcement, a system of repetition and reward that encourages an animal to show off its innate athletic abilities"’(Nelson).
In the article Zoos The Historical Debate it states, “Red Pandas died after ingesting rat poison.I can 't imagine how they found the rat poison. Also it states, , “Azavark have limited diet that zoos have a hard time fulfilling.” If they don 't have the right food don 't bring in these animals. And if that was not enough, the article continues to say “Zebras At the National Zoo Washington DC.starved to death because of insufficient or incorrect food”. This means the zookeepers are not trained well that means animals don 't
Barnum was then fined more than £200,000 for animal rights violation, and his circus has been fined as recently as 2011. Several circuses in the United Kingdom still force animals; using inhumane methods. Training methods follow the foot steps of Barnum by using methods such as fear, submission, deprivation and physical punishment. Research suggests that the ‘Animal Rights Act 2006’ might not have existed without the help of P.T Barnum and his travelling circus. Predominately, animal cruelty causes many people to believe that they should not be used as
Trophy hunting on the other hand is a legal practice whereby wealthy overseas trophy hunters pay a lot of money to bankrupt Governments to get permits that allows them to kill an animal of their choice. Both these practices have contributed to the declining number of endangered wild animals in Africa. (H.S Quading, Nature, 2004) Trophy hunting Trophy hunting has led to a lot of wild animals being killed due to their distinct appearance, horns and skin. But what sets trophy hunters apart from poachers is that it is legal! According to R. Duffy (Killing for conservation: wildlife in Zimbabwe), Trophy hunters usually target big fierce animals that are physically large and distinct.
As the symbol for World Wildlife Fund’s conservation effort since 1961[1.0], the Giant Panda has won the heart and wallets of the people, cashing in millions of dollars to their own conservational effort. Despite countless amounts of money and tireless effort being put into conserving this species for more than 50 years[1.1], the Giant Panda still remains an endangered species on the IUCN’s Red List. Should we as a race proceed to waste our finite resources in order delay the ticking time bomb of extinction, to possibly putting a species on a permanent life support system, while we stand and watch others die out? Economically, the panda is possibly one of the most wasting source of conservation money in the last 50 years. To be foreign host of the infamous black and white panda, each nation would have to pay a steep ‘renting fee’ of $1,000,000[2.0] annually to the Chinese government for one single panda.
Some of the drugs that were used on animals and have worked, they were defective on humans. Over 85 HIV vaccines have failed in humans. Since this has happened, we have tried 150 clinical trials for humans for patients that we for extremely ill and they had all failed, even though they were successful with these animals. My plan for making this an illegal thing is to make sure that all of these animal testing facilities are shut down. I would like these scientists that work in these industries to have a better job than killing animals with chemicals.
Humans are the cause for almost all of the animals who have gone extinct, but yet other people don’t want to help save them? From 1970 to 2012 our animal population has dropped by 58%. That my friends is why we need wildlife conservations. Think of all the animals being poached, such as tigers, rhinos, and whales and then tell me you don’t feel bad, because you don’t want to save them. People who argue against conservations, saying they don’t work are full of crap.
This is saying that because animals don’t have rights, we have the authority to do what we want with them. Nevertheless, animal testing is hurting the animals which is causing them so have problems and sometimes even causes their deaths. According to Peta they stated, “Each year, more than 100 million animals-including mice rats, frogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds-are killed in