Should Animals Be Kept In Zoos?

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The first time I went to the Bronx zoo, I was really excited because I loved animals and seeing them was the next best to interacting with them. At that time, I never thought or questioned why these animals were behind fences and glass enclosures but today I understand why. Think this year thousands of locals and tourists will flock to Zoos all around the world in hopes of seeing animals one can only see in the wild, or on T.V. Some people argue that animals shall not be kept in zoos as they deserve freedom. On the other hand, some people argue that animals should be kept in zoos but put yourself in their shoes, how would you like it if you got taken from your habitat and family and got put in a cage, locked up where all you do is stare back into the eyes watching your every move. Zoo animals are big, exotic and beautiful but what many forget is that they are still wild. Wild animals are called “wild” animals for a reason. If wild animals…show more content…
If I have not gotten my argument clearly across that zoos are bad then I think you need to rethink your stance on animals in zoos. Keep in mind that thousands of animals, birds, and reptiles will find themselves far away from home, and once these animals are taken from the wild and are brought into zoos, they never go back. Animals must stay there forever until they die. They don't get to play with their friends and family. They never get the love and company of their fellow species.We humans have the potential to change zoos and ban them once and for all. If we have animals that can not return to the wild they can always be turned into a nature reserve where they can still be watched but will still be in their right environment and have the right to roam is large areas of land. Cages and glass enclosures are not homes for animals; we as human beings have an obligation to all zoo animals to provide them with the choose of being wild and

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