Did you know the animals are not locked up in cages in lots of zoos? Also did you know children and adults alike can learn to appreciate animals in zoos. I am pro zoo only because I believe zoos take very good care of the animals and can help animals live longer. The focus of this paragraph is there are many natural habitats in the zoos, zoos provide entertainment, and zoos help animals maintain a healthy population. There are many natural habitats in the zoos.
However, many modern zoos around the world have introduced animal shows, petting and feeding sessions to attract more visitors in order to earn more money. This leads to many concerns from the public on the physical and mental impacts of captivity on the wild animals. This essay examines the advantages and disadvantages of zoos to lead us to a possible conclusion whether it is ethical to place animals in captivity. We will also examine if zoos have the best possible facilities to keep animals in captivity. Body One of the advantages of having zoos, is to provide protection to some animals that are endangered.
But some zoos again are preserving and studying endangered species in captivity to save endangered species in the wild. For example the San Diego Zoo researchers are working to preserve living cell samples from animals. Hoping that one day they will have the technology to turn cells into full animals, which could allow scientists to restore endangered species. So zoos have had the choice how to save endangered species, ones what are quicker or ones what are not possible to do right now. No one is born to be prisoner.
Growing up I had my own idea of what a zoo was, a place like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo full of beautiful animals and dedicated to education, research, and conservation. After persistent research I have come to find that not all zoos are the same. Zoos can range from nationally ranked research facilities to makeshift “monkey-shows” dedicated to profit. The debate of whether zoos are ethical can be easily split between animal rights activists and zoo advocates. 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.
Introduction An issue that is hotly debated is whether zoos are ethical. Some people think that zoos should not exist, but research shows that zoos are ethical. Zoos give people an opportunity to observe animals that they would not usually see(“Zoo facts and worksheets”). Zoos are proven to be good for many reasons. Zoos are ethical because they provide their animals with a good life, they can save animals, and they are a good place to visit to.
Advertising standards authority: Advertising produces a code of practice, covers various advertisement such as press outdoor advertising, screen promotions and direct marketing. Adverts need to be honest and suitable for example Bristol Zoo need to make sure their products are suitable for children. If they had a large image of a spider advertising them the chances are the children are going to be scared to go there, but if they had a large picture of a lion cub, children would want to visit the Zoo more as lions are
Due to animals running around in the wild, scientists and researchers can track the amount of animals being killed everyday. This usually causes extinction within that species, and researchers have decided to do something about it. Although endangered animals are born in the wild, they should be sheltered and protected in nature parks because it helps decrease the amount of extinctions, allows a better and healthier environment, and the animals are protected from predators and human hunters. Endangered animals are to be kept in zoos because it decreases the amount of extinctions. Human activities have affected animals living in the wild dramatically throughout history.
This argument is split into three main viewpoints, the opinion that zoos harm animals, the opinion that zoos save endangered species, and a mix between the two. Viewpoint number three is more of a critique how zoos are good places where bad things happen and should be reformed. Each option has its own individual pros and cons but a reform of zoos and their standards would be the most economical for zoos and aquariums and this method would also be the least harmful and less stressful for the animals involved. The care and wellbeing of the animals involved should be the number one priority of all groups and by cutting back on over breeding, the phasing out of lager animals that naturally roam large distances, and creating environments that’s sole purpose is to educate people, zoos can become a better place for people and animals
This exposure and education motivate people to protect the animals and provide entertainment. Zoos save endangered species by bringing them into a safe environment, where they are protected from poachers, habitat loss, starvation, and predators. “The Arabian Oryx was hunted to extinction in the wild. However, from just a handful of animals in captivity the species was brought back from the brink thanks the conservation efforts of Phoenix Zoo and others. Through this incredible work, there are now over 1,000 of these magnificent animals back in the wild and thousands more looked after by zoos worldwide.”(CSA, page 1) “In 1975 the wild population of the Puerto Rican parrot was down to just 13 birds.
Weir wrote, “For primates and other social mammals, the chance to interact with one another is an important part of a healthy environment.” I would struggle if I was unable to interact with other people on a daily basis. I have gone a week or two without seeing another person before and I ended up leaving the house just to get some much needed interaction. I was so caught up in my own thoughts I was arguing with myself in the shower. Having somebody to interact with improves my mental state, so it would make sense that it would also improve the lives of captive animals. Weir went on to talk about zoos and the research they do in enriching the lives of the animals in zoos.
An important role that the Indianapolis Zoo plays is connecting people to the natural world by allowing interactions to animals that they may never encounter otherwise. By creating that interaction we open up a dialogue to share with them the true status of the wild places of our planet. Often, I feel that the general person envisions the environment as pristine wildernesses where remote places are free from human induced issues. In reality, there are few places untouched or truly pristine. What zoos and aquariums excel at is bringing these issues to the forefront of our guests without making doomsday statements.
If we did testing on humans we would find cures faster but we would be harming ourselves, when animals do a good job and don’t harm any humans. All in all animal testing should be continued for the following reasons. In conclusion Animal testing should be continued as long as it is done humanely, so we can find cures and new medicines. If we keep animal testing our world will be a better place and we will be able to save many lives. In the future animal test will help us find cures to some of the world 's most serious diseases.
Although the idea of testing with animals may sound horrible, animal testing is extremely necessary to keep developing new medicines, and treatments. The benefits of animal testing outweigh the cons of hurting animals for our own wellbeing. These benefits include, many long found treatments and cures that has helped many people throughout the years. Animal testing is also the only way that scientists can properly test on. And lastly, whether many people believe it or not it also benefits animals as well.