What needs to be addressed regarding the release of captive whales is their survivability in the wild6. Many killer whales are bred in captivity now, and thus have depended on humans for the entirety of their lives7. If a captive bred whale were released into the wild, it is likely that he or she would approach humans which could be dangerous for both the human and the whale. Captive bred killer whales would also likely have difficulty hunting, as their food was always provided for them by humans.
Witnesses say that the killing of Harambe “seemed necessary under the circumstances in order to save the toddler” (“Did Harambe the Gorilla...”). In the end, it comes down to how much the zoo was willing to risk the child’s life in order to save their
But it made to think more about the fate of these animals. Stewart demonstrated sharks are not mindless killing machines; they act like most big predators, who met with humans in their native environment. And these creatures suffer from humans’ actions more than people suffer from their attacks. Sharks were presented as timid, smart creatures that did not have deliberate plans to attack people. Annual tolls because of sharks are much less than deaths resulted in meetings with crocodiles, tigers or elephants.
According to “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, “Most people who own exotic pets find them irresistible-and manageable-when they are small (Lewis).” However, soon enough an adorable cub becomes a powerful adult. Wild animals are wild, even in captivity and are strong enough to be dangerous even without meaning to cause harm. In conclusion, despite best efforts to educate the community and pass legislation banning ownership of exotic pets, people do continue to buy and care for them. Owning an exotic pet is expensive, time consuming, and a huge responsibility. People shouldn’t be allowed to own an exotic pet but if they are thinking about owning one, they need to take a great deal of careful consideration for themselves, their surroundings, and the animal
These orcas are ripped away from their families and brought into an unnatural environment which could be quite stressful. Orcas are highly sociable and emotional animals as a result of “a part of an orca whale’s brain extend[ing] outward adjacent to their limbic system into what neuroscientists call a paralimbic cleft, which processes emotions” (Wise). These are animals that are commonly known as friendly and social, but in captivity, they “exhibit such disturbed behavior as chewing the sides of their tank or swimming in exactly the same pattern for hour after hour” due to anxiety and depression (Visser). These actions that they present are the equivalent to compulsive behaviors in humans with psychological issues such as locking and unlocking doors, obsessively washing hands, or repeating a specific task multiple times a day. Keeping orcas in an obviously psychologically stressinducing environment has no true
The second part of the story is by Mays friend who narrates it according to how she understands it. She says that when May finds the sick lion in her yard she does not involve the police. She instead gives the lion a bowl of milk and soothes him till he dies. According to her the lion had come looking for a place to die. These two stories offer a discussion on how we care about nature at the end of life.
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.
He did not criticize the other side like Old Major did. Old Major calls man weak and “creature” to show that humans are no better than animals. King should’ve raised the question why white think they are better than blacks to make his speech more effective. MLK talks about a group of people in general unlike Old Major who singles out animals to give effect to the speech. He lists the injustice each animals face such as the horse having her children taken away and hens having their eggs taken.
“Upper Arlington goal, by number 15, Lucy DeVita!” My dad announced with a smile on his face, and his arms in the air. By the sound of his voice, I knew how proud he was of me. Eventually, we ended up winning the game 4-1, and I couldn’t have been prouder of myself and my team. After the game we met on the side of the field to talk. “You guys were amazing out there today.
Are animals getting trapped into prisons, or taken into sanctuaries? People have argued over many years about how animals shouldn’t be caged in zoos, though others have also argued that animals are safer in zoos than they are in the wildlife. Though it is true that animals belong in their more natural habitats rather than man-made habitats, perhaps some are safer behind cages than to be let out into the cruel world. Zoos should still have the ability to bring animals into their zoos, especially endangered ones. Allowing zoos to continue on with what they do can allow them to prevent endangered species from going extinct, have animals receive proper care from experts, and allow people to educate themselves with the wildlife around them, and learn more about what the world really does hold.