Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
In these tests, the animals have chemicals forced down their throats, into their eyes and onto their shaved skin in order to document their reaction to ensure the safe use for humans” (Zuazua 2017). Along with the animals, it puts a damper on humans, because people hate seeing such a thing happen to innocent animals. Most family households include some sort of animal, whether it is a dog, cat, fish, bird, etc. Also, almost everyone that has a pet thinks about animal cruelty in a bad way, because they would hate to see their babies in danger. If a person owns a pet, then they probably (and should) enjoy being around animals, which is why pet owners are good people to inform, since they will take the most action right away.
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without zoos? Would animals have more freedom and prosper? From my perspective, they would. Some might say that zoos and captivity organizations help save endangered species and can provide a source of entertainment and education, but the benefits of keeping animals in zoos, circuses, and the like are far outweighed by the disadvantages and drawbacks. In my opinion, animals should not be taken into captivity because of their inhumane treatment, lack of natural freedom, and lackluster regulations to defend them.
I think that zoos are bad for animals. I think they are bad for many reasons. Some animals can get very harmed, or even die. Zoos aren’t the best place for animals. Animals can get Zoochosis, they can get poached, and they don’t get enough exercise.
This terrible abuse happens often in these smaller zoos. The handlers aren’t actually educated in the way they should with how to treat them. People aren’t doing anything about it because they decide they just want to go and have fun watching them and then leave with no after thought. Do these creatures deserve this kind of manhandling and suffering in their life with no consequences for the humans that commit this crime? This kind of abuse also happens in the way that they don’t get treatment with their health, whether it’ a wound, infection or if they are underweight.
However, critics of the modern zoo compare the zoo to a prison. There are benefits to having zoos, but there are still negative impacts on animal’s lives. When animals are not behaving as they normally would in the wild, visitors are not observing natural behaviors. Now, like I’ve stated before would you like to be stuck in an enclosed area with nothing to do and no room to walk around? I’m hoping your answer is still no.
Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world. Zoo advocates argue for the conservation and research of endangered species, and thoroughly work to benefit different species and keep them healthy. Both arguments base their reasoning off of varying ideas, animals rights activists address the physical downfalls of animals in captivity, how it is nearly impossible to perfectly recreate an animals natural habitat, and the abuse of animals in captivity. Zoo advocates argue that the conservation and research of endangered species is necessary to keep them from extinction, they fight for humane treatment of animals around the world and work hard to show the real problem in today’s environment. Endearing Emotions As you can imagine, stories of animal abuse and the destruction of natural habitats around the world cultivate a strong emotional foundation that drives many people’s
Most of us have pets and consider them part of the family. As a result, we could never imagine the horror some animals are forced to endure at the hands of their caretakers. This particular ad depicts a powerful visual of a neglected dog, in poor health, chained to what seems to be a barrel. The copy in the ad, while minimal, is powerful: “Help Us Help them” and the words “Donate Today” (ASPCA). This ad is a public service announcement to bring awareness to the community concerning the horrors of animal abuse, its helpless victims, and to compel the public to make a financial donation to put an end to animal cruelty.
He also has to save old yeller and a disease is spreading called hydrophobia. Rabies also started to spread in livestock, rodents. When him and old yeller go hog herding to mark all the baby’s following a sow that bares their mark. Old Yeller attempts to herd the hogs the hogs to a tree a quarter mile away the hogs go under a cliff instead so Travis goes to the edge of the cliff where the pigs are below him and attempts to get one of the baby’s to mark them the cliff collapses. Travis tried to run but he was to slow and a hog tusk slashed his right calf falling to the ground.
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.
Johnny Depp stated, If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures. Animals are good to have around because they are entertaining to watch and play with. Animals are also good for getting rid of the bad thing that come into our world like the bad bugs. Animals are even used to test products such as shampoo ,medicine, and perfume. So therefore, Animal testing should not occur because it is hurting the animals and making them go extinct.