Do you recognize that cute little animal you claim to love, well do you know that you are going more harm than good when you support zoo’s. I know you may think, “how could I hurt animals by going to a zoo” well did you know that a life of confinement doesn't compare to the life that animal would have in their natural habitat. When you support a zoo you are supporting the mistreatment of animals. Animals in zoos are forced to sit in small enclosure and are literally driven insane from frustration and boredom. You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos.
Animals suffer greatly when taken out of their natural habitat (Aronson). People have been restricting animal independence for years. Animals have been put in zoos and other places solely for the benefit of humans (Issitt). “We all go to great lengths to ensure our own survival and the survival of our families and communities.” (Aronson). Therefore why should the freedom of animals be taken away for the benefit of humans.
Trainers need to know there limits of force on animals. Everyone involved in the animal industry must take awareness of not only the people but also the animals. All zoos need to decrease there breeding rates for the health and well-being of the animals. If people desire to be apart of the animal entertainment they must understand that animals do not do the things that humans can. Everyone should appreciate the natural abilities of animals and there
Abuse in Zoos and Circuses Zoos and Circuses have been around for many years. They provide protection and homes for many animals from around the world. What we do not know is what goes on behind the scenes when the crowds are not there. People of every age come for the entertainment of animals at Zoos and Circuses, but what is not watched is what goes on after the shows are over. In the article “Zoos and Circuses: overview”, it is stated, “Early zoos, aquariums, and circuses obtained their animals from the wild and operated with little understanding of how to care for wild animals in captivity.
Do zoos fulfill the needs of the animals? Should animals be kept in only one enclosure for their whole life? Is it worth all the time and money for the animals to be unhappy? Many people think zoos are doing a good job of keeping animals happy in the man made zoos. Because people think that, they support the zoos by giving them money to see these animals instead of going to animal preservations where the enclosures aren’t entirely man made.
Animals don’t have the voice to speak up about being exploited involuntarily for entertainment, so is it ethically right to hold them captive? There are over 750,000 types of animals that are held captive in zoos around the world, not to mention, multiple animals per species. (Statistics Brain). For animals to be held in captivity, it is a necessity to ensure that animals receive the reciprocal of their crucial needs, such as the animals having the correct habitat, social abilities or needs, nutrition, and an appropriate confinement. Zoos around the world have recently been under fire for hiding the reality of the zoo’s version of “The Circle of Life” from visitors.
If you have ever been to a zoos you would that the animals are happy right? But being in closed cages all of their lives doesn’t sound fun at all right? I personally think that this would not be fun at all for the animals because this takes away there natural instincts of hunting and other abilities. Viviana Peretti an Italian photographer photographed for three months at the Bronx Zoo in New York. She stated that it was a shame to, “transport exotic animals to New York and imprison them for the entertainment of a public that is so often looking for a trophy photo.” I think this statement accurately describes the reason why we put animals in cages.
Animals need their space to roam and swim and play, but in zoos animals are kept in cages and are restricted and that has a negative impact on animals and could jeopardize their mental health and happiness, also living in a zoo can restrict animals from learning their natural behaviors that they need and is not beneficial to them, also habitats get destroyed every day and instead of putting the surviving animals in zoos, sanctuaries or nature parks are a better alternative, they keep the animals safe and sill give them the opportunity to live the life of a wild animal. If there is a better alternative to putting animals in a zoo where they aren’t forced to do tricks to entertain people or where they aren’t restricted from learning their natural instincts in the wild, why aren’t more animals going
Prohibiting all types of animal confinement for the safety of animals can be beneficial towards most animals, however, obviously affect the economy negatively. Hundreds of animals kept in circuses and private shows around the world are used as a source of entertainment, education, and profit benefits only. In a study, Marcellini found that fewer than 1% of visitors read the signs provided in zoos and zoological parks to educate the visitors about that specific
Animal cruelty is becoming an issue that is too big to ignore. It can be defined as neglect or the infliction of pain or suffering towards animals. One might notice that this is an issue that is becoming more common in zoos and aquariums. These places can be wonderful for the animals, but can also portray an awful life for the captive animals. No animal should have to go through the pain and stress that many are suffering through.