One of the most common ways of abusing it is starving and beating them up. For example, monkeys who are in training are starved to a point where they have no choice but to act for the reward, which is food. In conclude, there is both advantages and disadvantages of having a zoo. On one hand they help in the conservation of animals nearing extinction, on the other animals are being mistreated and encourages the idea of human superiority. In my opinion, zoo should not be abolished as they are conserving endangered species and provide the general public with a valuable educational experience but under a strict law which protects the animal from
Animal Cruelty and Captivity Animals kept in zoos, aquariums, and circuses are treated poorly by humans. They inevitably suffer from disease, pain, starvation, and fear so they will perform seamlessly for the public. The pets are forced by their owners to carry out pointless tricks and performances and are almost always deprived of their normal behavior (Aquariums and Marine Parks). Animals are ripped away from their families and out of their natural habitat by zoo, aquarium, and circus workers and usually do not live their full lifespan due to the mental and physical abuse that comes from the captive place they reside in (Aquariums and Marine Parks). Performing animals are injected with various drugs because their natural behavior interferes with the entertainment they are meant to showcase.
Another form of animal cruelty is scientists and companies using animals as test subjects. Animal testing is extremely dangerous because the products tested on them are not 100% safe. Dogs, cats and monkeys are examples of test subjects for companies. Animal cruelty does not only affect animals, it affects humans as well. Animals that are abused tend to be aggressive or traumatized and these animals can lash out at any human at any given time.
Most people have a relative idea of the suffering animals face in the experiment, but they don’t know that animals are also deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. According to Humane Society International, “animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, and killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other
At each of the zoos investigated, cramped spaces restrain animals from movement and physical exercise that is supposed to have in the wild. Those animals are on the verge of having damages in legs and feet. Further, a few species are kept in old cages and do not provide privacy, which leads to mental illness Poor hygiene and sanitation is also the reason why captive animals get health problems and spread diseases quickly. Besides, animals in Spanish zoos are treated as “performers”. Indeed, as claimed by the Animal Equality, six of eight zoos in Spain operate entertaining performances with species including sea lions, dolphins and so on.
Some animals grow so large their owners can not afford to feed them adequately and the animals suffer hunger and malnutrition, When the owners tire of the cost and care, it is often difficult to find placement therefore animal control agencies routinely euthanize them. If and when the citizen realizes that he/she can not provide for the dangerous pet they usually turn to a zoo to relieve he/she of the responsibility. The majority of these animals are euthanized, abandoned, or live in shameful
Due to the horrible environment zoos provide for the animals, they also suffer serve illnesses and lack nutrition. “...98% of free-range farmers believe that their animals are happy and have had 20% less sickness than caged zoo animals” (Annabelle). Zoos are stress makers for the animals in them. They are trapped in prison without committing a crime. That causes stress to the animals and increases the chance to suffer from psychoses.
However, what people don’t realise is that behind the scenes, those very animals suffer from boredom and immense stress in their artificial enclosures. Don’t keep animals in captivity, and stop animal abuse. In captivity, animals are extremely distressed after being moved into the enclosure. Confined, many develop behaviour problems (zoochosis) that are described as “self-harming”, “insane” and “scary”. According to a study conducted by the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), an organisation that exposes and spreads awareness
Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Locked in tiny cages these animals are denied the ability to roam free in an effort to solve health issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop.