People, consider it “immoral and unempathetic […] not to keep an animal.” (Dick 10) Such a strong taboo exists against not owing an animal that there is a massive industry that provides artificial, but realistic, animals to those who are unable to acquire real animals. While this social taboo may be inconvenient to those who must care for an artificial animal, it does encourage or pressure many people to care for actual, living animals. This taboo appears to have arisen after the nuclear war.
To go further in depth about how cruel animal captivity can be, most animals are taken away from their mothers and their families. These poor animals are basically being kidnapped. It is a big crime to the human species for someone to get kidnapped and put into the trafficking system. Well, that is what is happening to these animals. They are getting kidnapped by humans and taken across the globe to sell for money.
Did you know that wild animals have been abused and have killed people as pets? Animals are abused and mistreated every day and deserve better treatment. They are usually trapped in cage with nowhere else to go, and feel depressed and miserable, but there are also good owners. Exotic animals are too amazing to be trapped in a cage and be someone's pet.
The chances of you dieing from captive animals are miniscule compared to those of falling down the stairs. Animal rights activists are known to have made up false claims about “public safety” just to free the animals. “If it is illegal for businesses to advertise and sell products using misleading and fraudulent claims, why is it OK for legislators and lobbyists to introduce, gain public support and pass bills using fraudulent claims they can’t back up with facts?” (REXANO 5). There is a factor most people do not consider when getting any pet (mainly exotic), Disease.
Many people believe that their nearby pet store is the best option when seeking to adopt an animal but this isn't always the case. There are many sweet guinea pigs waiting to be adopted at local animal shelters. A sad and little known fact about pet stores is that they often mistreat their animals and use them for breeding purposes. ("Animal shelter, breeder, or pet shop?," 2015) Pet stores rely on caring people who believe that they are rescuing a guinea pig from a terrible life. At pet stores it is very easy for someone to buy a pet on impulse.
Animal Captivity Bears don 't normally ride bikes, tigers don 't normally jump through fire, and elephants don 't normally stand up on their back two legs. Laws that protect traveling animals are not enforced enough to make a difference, and are highly ignored. Circuses should not be allowed to capture wild animals for entertainment purposes because the animals are abused, the populations are decreasing, and the animals don 't have enough freedom. To better understand why eliminating animal captivity for entertainment purposes is the best thing to do, someone must think about the opposing viewpoint. Most argue that the eliminating animal captivity for entertainment purposes is more humane.
Some exotic pets you can train them to be house trained and not dangerous. Some pets like monkeys, their bites and scratches are full of infections and nasty germs, and can break skin. Animals like turtles and snakes caring salmonella. Exotic animals should not be known as some pets because most of them have characteristic made for wildlife not in a household. Keeping these animals in your house is dangerous and threatens others human health.
Many people like to keep exotic animals as pets, but they don’t realize that they should not. Exotic animals are domestic animals that can turn on the owner at any time. Exotic animals include Bearded Dragons, Sugar Gliders, tarantulas, hissing cockroaches, and hedgehogs. The most commonly kept is the scorpion. There are many reasons why it is wrong to keep these animals including proper care can 't be given, the risk of diseases, and the danger of being seriously hurt or killed.
Imagine living in the perfect home, the place you’ve always lived with friends, family and thousands of miles to roam around and explore. Only to wake up in a cage with the eyes of humans glaring and the flash of cameras reflecting off the glass wall. It looks like home, but the grass is fake, family and friends are gone, food only comes at certain times and the only roaming there is to do remains in the area of the closure. This is the life of an animal that goes from being wild and free to captive in zoos and aquariums. Zoos and aquariums are institutions that capture live animals and keep them in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.
For example, they capture animals in the wild so that they can be put in there own zoos. in 2006, a zoo imported 33 monkeys who had been illegally trafficked by poachers in Africa (Smith). This means that animals Are being taken away from there natural habitat just so they can be put in zoos. Additionally, animals are not usually released back into the wild. Animals in zoos are released back into the wild only 26% of the time (Lin).
Rachel Grant, an Animals MPDI editor wrote, "many exotic pets have specialized requirements in captivity that are beyond the scope of many pet keepers to provide" (Grant 6). Although one may believe that keeping, maintaining, and caring for an exotic animal will be like keeping a domesticated animal such as a dog or cat, the reality of the amount of care and expenses these animals require say
Exotic animals should not be treated as pets because they are not completely tamable, they belong to their natural habitat, and they may be transmitting zoonotic diseases to those around them. In contrast, some people believe that exotic animals should be kept as pets to save them from extinction.
In fact, “most of the members found in zoos are not endangered or threatened species, only 18% actually are” (Zoos Hurt Conservation). In fact, many of the animals being bred are babies because that is what brings visitors. Another clear reason that such parks are for profit. The few that do face extinction, including elephants, polar bears, gorillas, tigers, and chimpanzees will never be released into the wild to strengthen diminishing populations (An Idea). Parks claim that conservation is the main reason they are open, but nearly half of all organizations spend 1% of their revenues in conservation (Zoos Hurt Conservation).
Based on the data, it was learned that the isopods do not appear that they differentiate between light and dark. After conducting the experiment new questions arose; Is there a maximum period of time the isopods can be in the light and dark?, and Does the type of light have an effect on where the isopods prefer to be? Some improvements that could be made are more isopods, bigger testing chambers, better means of darkness, and a less and more intense light. Another improvement that could be made is test different intensities of darkness and lightness. There were no apparent weaknesses in the experimental design.
Once again, I was lucky that I’ve always been interested in biology. Otherwise, I would have ran from that couple without knowing where I was going… They bred reptiles and sold them worldwide. They converted their garage into a store. In their backyard, they built a pen and raised chameleons, grass snakes, turtles, and lizards.