To my opinion what is unethical, is also illegal. For example forcing an elephant for a ride just to satisfy zoo visitors is wrong. However, as has been explained, zoo keepers often ignore the matter. They are more interested in satisfying their customers than taking care of the welfare of the animals. Although the zoo staff is making a mistake the customer should specify wrong or right.
Within a zoo, thrilled and curious, children are screaming and laughing around at the sight of exotic or just fantastic live animals, while those captive animals display lukewarm expressions and do nothing but stroll back and forth or just doze off. They are seen so tepid that some kids even find a bird plucking out its own feathers and an elephant head-bobbing. Admittedly, visiting zoos, human beings, especially children, can have the opportunity to get closer to wild creatures, which presumably equips them with the knowledge about animals and sympathy. Some people in favor of zoos may also claim zoos as good places to protect some endangered animals but they ignore the fact that zoos are not the only places to achieve it－ there are lots of
Even if zoos were as educational as they say, why couldn’t you just watch documentaries. There’s an entire channel on tv dedicated to giving educational information about animals. But - of course- you can’t forget the wholesome family fun spent at zoos! Watching these animals suffer is a great way to bring families closer and creates monumental memories to last a lifetime. And only at the expense of a few hundred thousand animals!
Advertising standards authority: Advertising produces a code of practice, covers various advertisement such as press outdoor advertising, screen promotions and direct marketing. Adverts need to be honest and suitable for example Bristol Zoo need to make sure their products are suitable for children. If they had a large image of a spider advertising them the chances are the children are going to be scared to go there, but if they had a large picture of a lion cub, children would want to visit the Zoo more as lions are
As stated in “Do elephants belong in zoos?”, zoos not only fund research on wild animals but also contribute to reducing the conflicts between them and people, for example, by planting crops that frighten elephants away and exploring the cases of poaching that could affect their mortality (Cohn 717). Moreover, most of the scientific matter on elephants such as facts about their communications, reproductive physiology and behavior were originally gathered on the ground of captive animals (Cohn 717). In his article, Borrell expresses the same opinion. He states that zoos serve as “a living museum” that help scientists to find necessary information on species for the research, and these facts can be used to prevent the extinction of the animals living in the wild (Borrell 9). Besides, zoos are crucial for raising money for conservation programs by giving people firsthand wildlife experience that increases interest in wild animals (Borrell 9).
Hunting, poaching, and international or intercontinental trade are among the greatest threats to the giant pangolin. The species has long been hunted for meat which is both consumed locally and traded. The keratinized scales of the pangolin are also in high demand for traditional medicine use (Pietersen, Waterman, Hywood, Rankin, & Soewu, 2024). Intercontinental trade may be becoming more of a threat to the giant pangolin. Conservation efforts for pangolins has mostly focused on Asian species, and the African species have been a bit neglected.
People will see how those zoos are getting cute animals and will want to visit the zoo to see them. Zoos start to get breeding programs to have a surplus of baby animals so more people will come and be entertained by those animals. This causes overpopulation in the zoo enclosures with the limited space they already had. Some zoos start breeding programs to help an endangered population grow and not die out, but most only want to attract more attention to their zoo and get more people coming. There’s no point in bringing in more animals if there’s already plenty in the zoo and if the animals are already too
Many people have memories of visiting The Zoo as a child. Watching the gorillas, tigers and many other animals was a long awaited thrill. Feeding the giraffes caused one to jump up and down with excitement; now, picture all this suddenly disappearing. What if all this thrill and excitement were to be confined to just an image searched on the Internet, just because such animals became extinct? Unfortunately, this picture might not be far from becoming our reality.
All living species should be treated with care and respect, no organisms should be made a commodity for the sake of human interest. Exotic animals, which are unusual or rare species such as lions, tigers, and non-human primates – are nowadays kept within households as pets. However, according to research, 98% of the people believe that exotic animals should not be kept as “pets”. Such opinions are due to several reasons that are sometimes supported and other times opposed. Exotic animals should not be treated as pets because they are not completely tamable, they belong to their natural habitat, and they may be transmitting zoonotic diseases to those around them.
They think that people are saving animals from habitat loss, the overhunting of its prey and poaching, even extinction but this isn’t true. One of the primary reasons why we should get rid of zoos is that zoos neglect the environment where animals are living. Zoos cannot give animals enough spaces like their habitat. It is difficult for zoos to provide enough spaces that are similar the natural environment that elephants are used to living in. In the natural environment, an elephant can walk up to 50 kilometers a day.