The issue of keeping exotic pets such as a tiger or chimpanzee has been a contentious topic with animal activists up in arms over the issue. All of us love pets and we limit it to regular pets while some of us have extended their love of pets to animals like chimpanzees and tigers. Before considering taking a chimpanzee or a tiger as a pet, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of keeping them as pets. According to the Schuppli, and Fraser, it is estimated that, an average of 3.5 people die from attacks from exotic people (360). For this reason, people should not be allowed to keep exotic animals like chimpanzees or tigers.
Primates Behind Bars: Introduction Zoos have been present in society as attraction sites for hundreds of decades. According to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, there are approximately 10,000-12,000 zoos and animal parks in the world. Zoos have numerous enclosures dedicated solely to one animal species, with primate exhibits being one of the most universally common among all zoos. Zoos are premises for the bondage of creatures, regularly in urban regions where huge numbers of the creatures would not overall be found, with the expectation of contemplating the creatures and showing them to people in general on the loose. The principal present day zoo developed out of a noble zoo in Vienna in 1765.
Animals do not express general feelings and one can not ask what they actually feel at the moment. People put emphasis on animal’s general health and on the rate of stress, that they may feel because of it. However, it can not be said for sure, whether the animal is happy because of the absence of stress. As a result, the question that has to be answered is whether the animals that are kept in zoos are happier that those who are in the wild. For people, it is a difficult question to be answered, as it is unbelievable cruelty to be kept in conditions, where one does not have any choice of what to do, eat, even when one can have everything that is needed.
Gorillas may be considered ‘gentle giants’ but they should still be considered dangerous animals due to their size and strength. The director of the Cincinnati Zoo said that anyone who questioned the zoo’s decision didn’t understand that “you can’t take a risk with
Do you think of that when you go to the zoo? One reason why animals should not be kept in captivity is if zoos are teaching our children anything, it’s that imprisoning animals for our entertainment is acceptable. The One Green Planet website did a study of how many kids are actually learning at zoos and its says “Researchers interviewed over 2,800 children after they had visited the London Zoo, and 62 percent of them showed no indication of having learned new information about animal or environmental conservation. The report concluded that visiting a zoo can, in fact, produce a
Hailey Link Mrs. Bauch Speech 18 May 2016 As stated in a novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi, ?Territories in the wild are large not as a matter of taste but of necessity. In a zoo we do for animals what we have done for ourselves with our houses: we bring together in a small space what in the wild is spread out (Moosa). Zoos provide a safe environment for animals to live in where they are well-cared for as well as a place for people to learn more about animals. Today I am going to try to persuade you to believe that zoos are beneficial in many ways to both humans and the animals within them. Though many people wish for captive animals to be released into the wild, there are many dangers of releasing animals that have lived in captivity for a majority of their lives.
That's a lot of people right? I mean think about that. Our world is fairly large. There are over 7 billion people in this world (keep in mind that number is increasing rapidly) and 5% of that is living here in the United States. But what if I told you we are also home to 25% of the worlds' prison population.
Websites like janegoodall.ca estimate that they are “no more than 150,000 Chimpanzees left in the world” We can do something to protect Chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are a close endangered relative and must be saved. Some basic information about Chimpanzees will follow. Chimpanzees are a very close relative, humans share about 98% of our genes. Chimpanzees are also the smartest primate and are widely considered as the smartest animal.
In 2012 a tiger escaped his enclosure in the Cologne zoo and killed a zookeeper before being shot dead, while another tiger in the Czech Republic escaped and mauled three zookeepers. Bulls, limas, peacocks, gorillas, chimpanzees and in one case two tigers are just some of the animals that have recently made their attempt for freedom by trying to escape. One of the main arguments for the existence of zoos is that they help to protect endangered species. But this is not true. In fact, most animals in zoos aren’t endangered, this is because zoos are almost always attracted to the more “popular” animals meanwhile, they are ignoring smaller animals who actually need protection.
However zoos are not only causing physical harm, but psychological harm, leading animals to develop a deep depression. Trapping animals in cages causes an abundance of stress making them miserable. Furthermore animals take matters into their own hands trying to kill themselves according to animalequality.net “Some animals are so unhappy that they risk their lives in desperate attempts to free themselves”. The right thing to do is to help animals de-stress. Not only can they help the situation by making more space for them, but can also consider releasing them.