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.
The animals in the zoos were not willing to be taken from the wild just to sit in cages. Tourism has made zoos very profitable for the close interaction with the animals. Although from the other side of the cage the animals look fine but truly they are terrified. Tiger cubs are often taken from there mothers only after a few months. Customers will pay a high price to hold, pet, photograph these young animals.
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
While doing away of zoos completely may be too much of a steep step, a compromise may be able to satisfy both sides. An amendment of zoos may occur where zoos could only be for animals from hazardous environments. Instead of taking animals from their stable and adequate habitats, removing animals that’s home has being destroyed or deemed unlivable for the animal gives it a new place to live. This won’t fix the problems with zoos, but it will at the very least only affect animals with no place to go rather than all animals for the sole purpose of human
These laws also established guidelines for establishing the conservation status of species and provided federal oversight over the keeping of rare or endangered animals. Thankfully in the seventies there were laws passed for watching over the endangered species. The only fear now is mating an endangered species with a species that is not the same and not having a pure breed of that animal anymore. The main problem for every animal at the Zoo is abuse and improper care for them, no matter if they are endangered or
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 that can function and survive in the wild should not be kept in zoos because the enclosures do not meet the needs of the animals living in them, zoos restrict animals from their innate behavior and their natural instincts, and zoos are expensive and damage animals homes. Enclosures in zoos do not provide everything the animal needs. In paragraph 6 in the article
The study, on Bengal tigers and leopards in Indian zoos, demonstrated stereotypical behavior of animals in captivity from stress compared to the biological and environmental factors the animals faced. The animals are kept in an enclosed space different than the endless space they would have in the wild. The animals also have to adapt to the new environment they are in which can affect their biological makeup. Animals in zoos at least have an advantage of being kept in relatively the same area and environment while animals in the circus are forced to constantly move around and adapt causing immense stress on the animal. Furthermore according to a PETA article regarding the abuse of circus animals, when the circus is over animals may be housed in small crates or a solitary confinement that can cause harmful psychological effects.
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.
The similarities are that they both have animals involved, they are made by the government, and you can visit both establishments. The differences are that zoos do not give the animals nor the time or the care they need, they drug, imprison, abuse and kill animals; all for the public`s attention, they make animals feel uncomfortable with their environment, and last but not least, a lot of zoos still kidnap animals form their natural habitats in order for them to be part of the exhibition. In the other hand, nature reserves allow the animals to stay in their habitats, run freely, hunt their preys, explore, and all of that with human protection, meaning no one can harm them. Which are the living conditions in zoos and nature reserves? In zoos, the living conditions are poor, because there, animals sometimes starve to death, catch deseases and left to die, the medical care is very poor, and animals are forced to do whatever the crowd wants them to do, while in nature reserves, the animals get to do whatever they want and whenever they want .
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.