Starting from the way they are captured, these animals suffer all their life in confinement. Currently, 58 orcas are held captive in different marine parks around the world. (The fate of captive orcas). At the moment of their capture this animals are hurled in and the young ones are captured, leaving the parents in despair over their offspring’s. (blackfish).
Imagine you are stuck in a jail cell, blindfolded. You are forced to do ever anyone says, and you do tricks for other amusement. That’s how a whale in captivity feels all the time. Whales shouldn’t be held captive because whales are taken from their families, whales are forced to do shows, and most importantly whales have to live in to small tanks which can be harmful to the whale. One thing Seaworld isn’t telling us is that they take whales from their families in the wild.
The enclosures lack plenty of the nature found in wildlife. Being held captive leads animals to have abnormal behaviors that unfortunately can lead to the deaths of people. Although zoos and sea-parks claim they are all about educating the public and conservation we know its
Animal Cruelty and Captivity Animals kept in zoos, aquariums, and circuses are treated poorly by humans. They inevitably suffer from disease, pain, starvation, and fear so they will perform seamlessly for the public. The pets are forced by their owners to carry out pointless tricks and performances and are almost always deprived of their normal behavior (Aquariums and Marine Parks). Animals are ripped away from their families and out of their natural habitat by zoo, aquarium, and circus workers and usually do not live their full lifespan due to the mental and physical abuse that comes from the captive place they reside in (Aquariums and Marine Parks). Performing animals are injected with various drugs because their natural behavior interferes with the entertainment they are meant to showcase.
One of the most common ways of abusing it is starving and beating them up. For example, monkeys who are in training are starved to a point where they have no choice but to act for the reward, which is food. In conclude, there is both advantages and disadvantages of having a zoo. On one hand they help in the conservation of animals nearing extinction, on the other animals are being mistreated and encourages the idea of human superiority. In my opinion, zoo should not be abolished as they are conserving endangered species and provide the general public with a valuable educational experience but under a strict law which protects the animal from
Animals may display or develop erratic behavior such as continuous pacing back and forth, biting bars or gates in an enclosure, abnormal twisting of the neck, self-inflicted mutilation, eating vomit or feces if they feel they are not meeting their daily, specific needs in zoos. (BORN FREE) If an animal shows sign of stereotypic behavior, it means that its physical and mental health are slowly deteriorating which will often result in early death or even worse an underlying disease. For instance, a polar named Gus in the Central Park Zoo frantically swims in circles for 12 hours a day and stalks children from his underwater window. (Braitman, Laurel) Gus’s madness is mainly due to living in a tiny, unnatural habitat that is not even close to his natural habitat. The zoo’s incapability to create a habitat that is close to an animal’s natural habitat causes the unfortunate animal to suffer each and every day in the torturous
After Dawn's death they put Tilikum in isolation making him have no human contact nor him interact with other orcas. Tilikum has been reported to be seen floating in the water's surface for hours something that it's not normal in the wild. After a year in isolation they retuned Tilikum to perform. Aggression towards humans is rarely seen in the wild but why is it that the orcas in SeaWorld are aggressive toward the trainer? They live in cramped tiny pools and are forced to live with other orcas that are not related to them this makes them stressful and that why they are aggressive toward humans and sometimes each other.
It takes years of study and experience to meet the strict requirements necessary to interact in the water with Shamu. Come to find out, it really is more about your personality and how good you can swim. I went and tried out, got the job right away.’ This reveals that most of the trainers were ill-prepared and undertrained to deal with such creatures. Furthermore, this can be the cause of all the incidence including to what happened to Dawn Brancheau who was completely mutilated by a whale. Despite the interview with a former trainer, from a document which was published after the release of Blackfish by SeaWorld to object
It discusses the use of organic products that are grown by legitimate farmers versus the genetically enhanced products grown by farmers that are paid enormous amounts of money to produce massive amounts of products quickly and to keep their mouth shut when being interviewed. An additional documentary called The Cove directed by Louie Psihoyos is a documentary that highlights the mass killing of dolphins in Japan. This personal reflective is about the effects that these documentaries have on me and what I think of them. Throughout the documentary The Cove, Ric O’Barry and his companions are trying to uncover some horrific events that happen in a secret cove. The cruel killing of dolphins is horrific to watch as they aren’t even killed humanely.
At each of the zoos investigated, cramped spaces restrain animals from movement and physical exercise that is supposed to have in the wild. Those animals are on the verge of having damages in legs and feet. Further, a few species are kept in old cages and do not provide privacy, which leads to mental illness Poor hygiene and sanitation is also the reason why captive animals get health problems and spread diseases quickly. Besides, animals in Spanish zoos are treated as “performers”. Indeed, as claimed by the Animal Equality, six of eight zoos in Spain operate entertaining performances with species including sea lions, dolphins and so on.