In the article Zoos The Historical Debate it states, “Red Pandas died after ingesting rat poison.I can 't imagine how they found the rat poison. Also it states, , “Azavark have limited diet that zoos have a hard time fulfilling.” If they don 't have the right food don 't bring in these animals. And if that was not enough, the article continues to say “Zebras At the National Zoo Washington DC.starved to death because of insufficient or incorrect food”. This means the zookeepers are not trained well that means animals don 't
Quite apart from the cruelty involved in training and confining these animals, the whole idea that we should enjoy the humiliating spectacle of an elephant or lion made to perform circus tricks shows a lack of respect for the animals as individuals.” That was a quote from Peter Singer, a professor of Bioethics at Princeton University who is a also a strong advocate for animal rights. Circuses were first introduced to us in Rome in the 14TH century. In the 19TH century, circuses had made its way around to Australia where the first animal shows were introduced. By the 20TH century, thousands of cases of animal cruelty had been reported from all over the world. Animal Welfare Act did set minimal standards of animal care but every major circus is known to violate these.
They are forced to lift their feet and head for the enjoyment of humans. If people knew what elephants had to experience for their enjoyment they would not want to watch. In addition, zoos are also inhumane because they enclose the animals in habitats too small for their well-being. If there isn’t enough room in the zoo, some will even kill the animals. In other cases, they are bred simply to attract visitors, which puts a strain on space, resources and endangers the older, less popular animals.
Those products aren’t like the ones we use, they have different types of chemicals and they try them on the animals to see if it will affect us. Animals testing should not occur because killing an animal is not helping us It’s messing up the world. Animals aren’t something that we could manipulate they are living creatures that have feelings just like us. Humans wouldn’t like to be in cages or laboratories right? Animal testing is cruel because scientists do many horrible tests on the animals.
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
Zoos do not educate nor do they empower or inspire children to become conservationists”(Jenson E.). This proves to be significant because although some say zoos are educational they prove of no worth to the amount of information we as humans obtain. Also when children see how these animals were taken out of their natural habitats and put in synthetic homes it can damage the kids. For instance, there have been cases of bacterial infections that could possibly put the children and adult sin danger. On example of this is e. coli bacteria which can be found in some reptiles areas in the zoo.
The articles “Did Harambe the Gorilla Have to Die? Here’s What You Need to Know” by Rishi Lyengar, “‘We’d Make the Same Decision’ Zoo Director Says of Gorilla Shooting” by Madison Park, Emanuella Grinberg, and Tiffany Ap, and “Cincinnati Zoo ‘Would Make the Same Decision’ to Shoot Gorilla” by Michael Edison Hayden, Julia Jacobo and Emily Shapiro all discuss the fatal shooting of Harambe, a 17 year old male western-lowland gorilla. After a three year old boy entered the animal’s enclosure Harambe dragged the child through the water, which forced zoo officials to make the decision to shoot the critically endangered gorilla. Harambe had to be killed to save the life of the little boy; gorillas have incredible strength and no one could have known how much longer the boy could have survived with the gorilla. Gorillas may be considered ‘gentle giants’ but they should still be considered dangerous animals due to their size and strength.
Captivity destroys even the toughest animals. It affects their mental health and forces them to do absurd things which include self inflicting themselves. In the case of captive gorillas, the National Zoo reported that in 2011, 30 apes were taking heart medications because they suffered from cardiac disease (Guarino). Also, animal expert Laurel Braitman wrote a book entitled “Animal Madness” where she recounts a story of a gorilla named Tom who was sent away to a new zoo, because he was a perfect match for the gorillas in the new area. While he was there, he was assailed and as a result “he shed a third of his body mass” (qtd.
Domestication is not something that happens in one or two generations: it takes hundreds or thousands of years” (Lewis). Exotic animals are unpredictable and undomesticated. The definition of domesticated is an animal that is tamed and kept as a pet or on a farm, a tiger, however, does not fit that definition because it is not tamed, it is a wild animal. So, think again before you buy that tiger. In addition, that tiger could be spreading diseases and there are many other dangers to having that
Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species. But, there are different ways how to save and continue endangered species, and every zoo have had choice how they do it. Some zoos are breeding endangered species trying to continue the species, but that is not right, because it leads to very complicated health issues. For example white tiger who are very rare animal, breeding requirements are that all white tigers parents must be white tigers too, to get only white tiger, and so are zoos breeding white tigers fathers with their daughters and mothers with their sons. But some zoos again are preserving and studying endangered species in captivity to save endangered species in the wild.