The fact is that “one study of tigers in Bangladesh indicated that two-thirds of the animals avoided human beings, but that one-third were taught by their mothers to hunt humans. The threat to human life should not be exaggerated; there are few tigers and nearly all of them want nothing to do with humanity” (“Bengal Tiger”). Statistically it can be assumed that Richard Parker fits into that sixty-six percent that will not attack a human. Even if the statistics are not true, Richard Parker “was caught while still a cub” (Martel 310-311). This allows the readers to deduce that he does not have too much recollection of his mother’s teachings, since he was placed in a zoo environment until the sinking of the Tsimtsum.
From 1990 to 2013 alone, Born Free USA has tracked over two-thousand incidents, including animal escapes, human injuries, and death of animals and owners which relate to wild animals held in captivity. Sixty-six percent of those incidents took place when owners had kept an exotic animal as a pet (“Exotic Pets”). Not only can they harm their owners, the animals often suffer from improper care. While there are owners who believe they properly care for their wildlife pets, wild animals are at their peak health and happiest when they are in their natural habitat. For this, and many other reasons, wild animals such as lions and tigers should not be kept as pets.
Exotic animals are dangerous in most cases, but people can own them if there areas to keep them in and have some responsibility. It is legal if somebody wanted to own a wolf they could buy one in some places, but with a license and secured fences to keep them in to have more protection. The commentary “Let People Own Exotic Animals” by Zuzana Kukol, and the Article “When Wild Pets Get too Wild, Wolf Run Offers a Home Where They Can Roam” all support owning exotic animals as pets. People should own exotic animals under these rules and still be safe, it is our right. United States is a free country where there are rights for the citizens, so whoever owns these animals it is their concern.
Currently, people have argued about the right to own an exotic pet for their personal joy. However, if an apartment-dwelling man owns an alligator that likes the community pool, the alligator may decide to eat his neighbor 's seven year old daughter who likes to swim. Not only are exotic animals not suitable for private ownership because of their potential threat to others, they are essential to our ecosystem and belong in nature. The largest problem with owning exotic pets is the danger that they present. Individuals are easily able to obtain an animal because of the low budget; however, people don’t recognize the harmful aspects of owning these growing exotic animals.
In the wild there is hardly any person out there talking and interacting with the animals. Lastly, the amazing bragging rights that the owner will get. Someone may say “I got got a new puppy or kitten,” then someone else says, “well I have a tiger!” This would be epic because a person can take
A $350,000 permit was sold to hunt a large rare black rhino. Trophy hunting is still legal because the government is making money by selling permits to hunt these animals. I believe that if the government is worried about getting there money from having these animals why don’t they open up safaris so people can see how important these animals are and have tourists pay to go on these safaris instead of having people pay to kill them. Eventually the government isn’t going to get their money from killing animals if there are no more animals to kill. If the African countries or other surrounding countries need money for their country, why don’t the tourists that are going to spend the money to kill the animals, donate their money to the country to protect the animals that way the country is still getting some source of income for these animals.
There are many reasons why or why not animals should be kept in captivity. Some people believe all animals should have rights and are better off in the wild than behind bars. Others believe that these captive animals provide valid scientific research and are being helped more than harmed. The first known “zoo” was believed to be created in Egypt around 3500 B.C. Excavators found the buried remains
The reason we should respect is that most animals have the same genetics as humans. The fact is that, “ninety percent of all mammals have the same genetic materials as humans” (Robinson 239). “Even seventy-one percent of Americans have said that animals should be protected from injury” (Robinson 240). It does not make sense why people still allow animals to be punished for not cooperating with trainers or keepers. Another problem that is not right is how animals are taken from their homes for zoo exhibits.
People that are against hunting may not think there are good reasons to hunt “Would they condemn his killing or that of the leopard of Rudraprayag, shot by Jim Corbett in 1926 after it had eaten 125 souls?”(Young) Young understands where people against hunting are coming from, but still thinks that animals that prey on people need to be taken care of. “What his critics would make of Kirkpatrick, whose head and skin lie by my desk as I type. He 's an Indian leopard, seven foot from head to tail, his face twisted into a sardonic snarl, who took 34 human lives before he met his demise in 1934 with a bullet from the local district commissioner. “ (Young) Animals that are causing that kind of damage are stopped by
Pet ownership has changed over time however I don’t think that robotic pets will ever take the place of a live pet. In ancient times having exotic pets meant you had a lot of power people of the era would have anything between a crocodile to an elephant. I think they would have liked the idea of smaller pets like guinea pigs because they’re cute and fuzzy. In the medieval times people in Japan would catch and cage fireflies. If they had a mammal to cuddle up with and have wake them up every morning they would have thought it was cooler than some bugs.In the reasonant in the paintings they had painted of them their favorite pet would be in it.
Are pit bulls dangerous dogs or are they just stereotyped? When comparing all breeds of dog, pit bulls are a good choice for a family dog in spite of the common misconception about their aggressive and unpredictable behavior. Pit bulls are known for a reputation of being vicious and aggressive, but really pit bulls aren’t any more or less dangerous than other breeds. These misconceptions are usually a result of people being uneducated about pit bulls. The news gives a lot of false information about pit bulls such as: pit bulls are unpredictable and are more likely to bite, they will attack sooner or later, and pit bulls have locking jaws.
She knows how she will catch this gazelle. When this beast pounces on the harmless animal, will it be considered murder or hunger for an abnormal dish? She does need to catch food for her family of cubs. However, a lion 's main course normally consists of an antelope, wildebeest, and zebra. She does not normally desire this naive creature.
What if it is poisonous? What if it killed someone? I think only normal animals like dogs, cats, bunnies, and fish should be allowed to be pets. Your exotic pet could hurt the owner! I know I wouldn’t want something in my house that I thought would hurt me.
Overconsumption of willow trees affected the habitat of many other animals and plants in harmful ways; therefore, the ecosystem became unbalanced. Though Gray Wolves are only one animal in the environment they have an impact on other animal populations and resources. By hunting elk, Gray Wolves keep elk herds moving, which prevents them from eating trees, like willow saplings. This helps beaver populations because willow trees are a source of food for beavers. Also, beavers build dams out of the trees to create watering holes for other animals and streams for more willows and other trees to grow
They are mostly captured in the wild and then taking to the pet stores. The reasons they are so few is because they are treated basically as a luggage object not as an animal (Humane Society). They risk dying because of the psychological distress that they go through to get into the pet store (Humane Society). 5. Your friend Kathy is thinking of buying a pet reptile for her young daughter from a pet store.