Thanks to the collective efforts of celebrities and concerned organizations, the monkeys were spared from being used as guinea pigs for an otherwise “cruel”
Instead of providing animals with lifetime care, zoos separate animals that have built lifetime long bonds causing traumatic transitions all their life. Spending the day at your local zoo has been a preferred attraction for years, but a lot of people are not informed about the consequences it has on many of its inhabitants. Animals often are seen performing extensive pacing in their enclosure, over grooming themselves, and sham-chewing as a result of their unnatural confinement.
Zoos are bad for humans, most people do not believe it but zoos are not educating us, they are hurting us. Evidence for zoos are bad for humans is, in 2013, a zookeeper in Missouri was killed when he was knocked to the ground by an elephant, he died instantly.(Estrada). This reason this matters is because zoo animals are killing people, and that would not happen as often if they were left in the wild. Animals in films are not as nice as they are on camera. For example, the orca featured in the film “Blackfish,” is responsible for three human deaths. This proves wild animals, despite being wondrous and beautiful, can be dangerous in captivity. (Estrada). Lastly, the price it takes to
There should not be zoos. Thousand of animals every year struggle with the same problem, being locked up. Although this may seem like a questionable argument, this is a major problem in this world and it needs to be fixed now. In this essay there should not be zoos because they make animals unhealthy, they treat animals badly, and animals are better off in the wild.
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. In conclusion, I think we all need to evaluate the real reason zoos are putting animals in
The childhood dream of owning a pet monkey or tiger is a common one, but that’s all that owning an exotic animal should be: a dream. Over 10,000 exotic animals are trafficked into the United States each year, a multi-million-dollar industry on the black market. Owning a wild animal may seem fun and exciting, but with the ownership of such a creature, dangerous consequences follow. The ownership of an exotic animal not only puts the owner 's life at risk, but the animal 's and the environments. There is a common theme among people that it 's humanity 's responsibility to preserve the world we live in, yet there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. Despite the consequences of owning a wild animal, many people disregard the
In July 1960, she went to Africa to study animals, she had no scientific experience and she found a group of chimps to study. Her first problem was that they wouldn’t come near her and she couldn’t get near them before they left. She developed a strong trust with them and she could get nearer to them, around 30 feet. She noticed that the chimps made and used tools to get food, too. The chimps made Jane famous and she was on magazines and videos.
We all know the excitement of waking up on a Saturday morning and taking a family trip to the zoo! Walking around the zoo seeing the animals that you can’t see everyday. Well to think that your fun family trip to the zoo is supporting the captivity of animals. Animals should not be kept in captivity because the animals will suffer from boredom and stress, the population of wild animals decrease, and we are teaching people that keeping these animals locked up for our entertainment is acceptable. Do you think of that when you go to the zoo?
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
Throughout history there has been numerous biologist that have made infinite discoveries about the world we live in. It’s easy to say that Jane Goodall definitely impacted the animal kingdom. Although Goodall didn’t discover any new creatures on this earth she did discover new and exciting facts about an already well known animal, the chimpanzee.
Since preschool I have had numerous people compare my love and interest of animals to that of Jane Goodall, but I never really thought much of the compliment, or how much of a compliment it was. I had always thought Jane Goodall seemed like a caring person, but I had never learned enough about her to have that much of an interest, at least not until my 16th birthday.
Dale Jamieson, an environmental studies and philosophy professor, argues that these establishments are supposed to amuse, educate, preserve species, as well as provide opportunities for research. Rarely are these objectives accomplished. Firstly, “providing amusement for people is viewed by the general public as a very important function of zoos, (though) it is hard to see how providing such amusement could possibly justify keeping wild animals in captivity” (Jamieson, 168). Liberty is stolen from animals captured for zoos, they can no longer gather food, form social orders, nor live a normal life for their species. Actually very few captured will live at all, for example “the rule of thumb among trappers is that ten chimpanzees die for every one that is delivered alive to the United States or Europe” (Jamieson, 174). How can zoos be preserving species if the mortality rates are so high? The few that do survive to reproduction are often used as vehicles for their genes and no longer respected as individuals. Inbreeding is a massive problem because such poor breeding and health records are kept. Furthermore “it is hard to believe that zoos are serious about their role in preserving endangered species when all too often they do not even take this minimal step” (Jamieson, 174). Education in zoos is also kept at a minimum. Stephen Kellert reported that “zoo-goers are much less knowledgeable about animals than backpackers, hunters, fishermen, and others who claim an interest in animals at all, and are only slightly more knowledgeable than those who claim no interest in animals at all” (Jamieson, 169). Scientific research is supported by zoos in three ways, funding, hiring scientists as staff, and making rarer animals more available for study. However, these ideals are seldom effectuated because “nothing can be learned by studying animals that are kept in these unnatural conditions,” few scientific
Ethologists are a group of scientist who studies animal and human behavior. Some people refer to Ethology as “animal psychology.” The type of science they study is Life science, or Biology. The founder of ethology is Konrad Z.Lorend. The science branch they are under is known as Ethology. In 1910, ethology was known as an independent branch of zoology. Jane Goodall is known for studying the ways of chimpanzees and how they live, making her one of the most famous ethologist. It took her time to become close to the chimpanzees but after a while they were comfortable around her, so one of the key to being an ethologist is to possess strong communication skills. Most Ethologist study in the fields or in the laboratory.
Is putting animals in captivity good for them? What happens to animals in captivity? Would it be just better to leave them in nature? Putting animals in captivity has long been an argument and people often question if it is actually good for the animals or if it would be better to help them if needed and then let them back into nature. And although there are benefits for animals in captivity, it could also be very bad for them. Zoos can be like prisons for the animals inside them, also living in a zoo could restrict natural behaviors that an animal would usually need, and also animal habitats have gotten destroyed and as a result, people put the surviving animals in zoos when in fact there is a much better alternative.