Even the best zoos in the world cannot begin to even try replicating the natural habitat of one animal therefore; animals are often prevented from their natural behavior or doings such as running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner and being with their own kind. Zoos simply just cannot provide enough space. As saddening as it is to say this, zoos can in fact be miserable places for animals. A CAPS film called, “No Place Like Home,” shows us the conditions of animals being held captive in a zoo. The film took place at Tweedle Farm Zoo where sick animals were left untreated and the corpses of dead animals were left on the floor to rot.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but poor alternatives to natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos. From back in the 35000 BC until today, zoos are seen in different ways by spectators. Where one sees amusing and entertaining place, others see the horror of those poor caged animals. Boxed and shipped far away from their natural environment, set in zoos that can never have the space, food or excitement that they used to have in the.
Did you know that Seaworld’s parking lots are bigger than the areas where they keep their whales? This and other examples are why animals should not be held in captivity. Animals should not be held in captivity because of the inhumane treatment, lack of education for kids, and loss of freedom. The first reason why animals should not be held in captivity is because of the inhumane treatment. In many zoos, animals are forced to live in prison-like cages for a large portion of their lives and are deprived of food.
Others stay nestled in the corner, fearful. Row after row of animals sit in cages. The line may seem endless. Why do so many animals end up in shelters, and how is it affecting the lives of these animals that prevents most of them from being adopted? Overcrowding remains the number one issue in animal shelters worldwide.
The exposure and education of animals inspires people to protect wildlife. However, the inhumane treatment of animals in these facilities are cruel and significantly outweigh the positives. Removing animals from their original home will continue to threaten the animal population in that area. This is so, because the remaining wildlife will be limited in diversity and it will be more difficult when mating. Zoos claim to help with conservation.
In the article Zoos The Historical Debate it states, “Red Pandas died after ingesting rat poison.I can 't imagine how they found the rat poison. Also it states, , “Azavark have limited diet that zoos have a hard time fulfilling.” If they don 't have the right food don 't bring in these animals. And if that was not enough, the article continues to say “Zebras At the National Zoo Washington DC.starved to death because of insufficient or incorrect food”. This means the zookeepers are not trained well that means animals don 't
Cruel Captivity Animals caged in zoos are prisoners that never committed even one crime. Many people believe keeping wild animals captive in zoos is harsh and unnecessary, while others believe there are valid reasons to continue this archaic exploit. Confining wild animals in pens that are not remotely similar to their natural habitats does not educate the public about their existence, conserve their population, or provide a favorable quality of life for them; it is a cruel and unnecessary act of human selfishness. Zoo enthusiasts believe the public is educated about the animals they house. In fact, there was a time in history when that may have been true.
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. Zoo advocates argue for the conservation and research of endangered species, and thoroughly work to benefit different species and keep them healthy. Both arguments base their reasoning off of varying ideas, animals rights activists address the physical downfalls of animals in captivity, how it is nearly impossible to perfectly recreate an animals natural habitat, and the abuse of animals in captivity. Zoo advocates argue that the conservation and research of endangered species is necessary to keep them from extinction, they fight for humane treatment of animals around the world and work hard to show the real problem in today’s environment. Endearing Emotions As you can imagine, stories of animal abuse and the destruction of natural habitats around the world cultivate a strong emotional foundation that drives many people’s
One significant issue with animal testing is the way the animals are treated in the laboratories. New England Anti-Vivisection Society says, “Animals in labs suffer not only pain from protocols, but also severe stress from day-to-day laboratory life. They spend their lives in barren cages, unable to make choices or express natural behaviors.” In addition, most of the animals never even step foot outside, but are kept in cages their entire lives. Because of this, they often show signs of insanity, and have been seen constantly screaming, ripping their own fur out, or even biting themselves. According to “Animal Testing 101”, “Examples of animal tests include forcing mice and rats to inhale toxic fumes, force-feeding dogs pesticides, and dripping corrosive chemicals into rabbits’ sensitive eyes” If this is considered inhumane to perform on humans, why is this cruelty acceptable for