That expensive costs do not include things like food, habitat costs, and vet trips, which all are very expensive also. Safety is another main concern of having exoic pets. Even if people have had their animals for years they could “turn on you” and attack you when you don’t expect it. Next time you are thinking that you want an exotic pet think of the cost and your personal
The animals in the zoos were not willing to be taken from the wild just to sit in cages. Tourism has made zoos very profitable for the close interaction with the animals. Although from the other side of the cage the animals look fine but truly they are terrified. Tiger cubs are often taken from there mothers only after a few months. Customers will pay a high price to hold, pet, photograph these young animals.
Shawn Levering said “If Lady comes through this thing alive, I won’t think about it twice.” In other words after the surgery was done and lady was alive and well he would not mind that he spent 15,000 dollars on his cat. Even though this may be a ridiculous amount of money to some people, i believe that if someone would have the money to help their pet they would do it. One reason why i argue bilger is correct is because people spend too much money on unnecessary items for their pets, they buy expensive clothing for them and or pay for expensive places to take them. In “The Last Meow” Bilger mentions “We can take our dogs for daycare or psychotherapy and buy them $200 cashmere sweaters and leopard-skin beds.” In other words
Prohibiting all types of animal confinement for the safety of animals can be beneficial towards most animals, however, obviously affect the economy negatively. Hundreds of animals kept in circuses and private shows around the world are used as a source of entertainment, education, and profit benefits only. In a study, Marcellini found that fewer than 1% of visitors read the signs provided in zoos and zoological parks to educate the visitors about that specific
In Burkhard Bilger’s article, “The Last Meow”, he expresses his opinion about how people spend too much money on their pets. Although I agree with Bilger up to a point, I cannot accept his overall conclusion, that we spend too much money on our pets. Although I disagree with much that Bilger says, I fully endorse his final conclusion that sometimes people become obsessive of there pets. Though animals may need medical attention, I do not agree that they need expensive pet beds or fancy designer clothes. When it comes to our pets, people sometimes feel a need to splurge.
“As much as 85 percent (of elephants in zoos), according to a 2013 study by the Honolulu Zoo -- develop disturbing neurotic behaviors, such as repetitive swaying and head-bobbing” (Tullis) The Bronx Zoo tries to argue that Happy does not have any of these characteristics, yet on numerous occasions former employees claim to have seen her exhibit these behaviors. Not only is the zoo lying to cover themselves but ultimately do not get Happy the care she needs to survive. Lastly, an animal that many people seem to neglect as a sad, stressed animal is the dolphin. Dolphins have a face that naturally seems like they are smiling, and swimming with the dolphins is something everyone loves to do. However, these playful, curious creatures always seem like they are happy, however, even though it looks like they are smiling they are ultimately
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 addition, this leads to the animals not being taken care of because of the unprepared owner. Animals require intensive care such as “living space and nutrition” (“License the Cats”). For example, If a tiger isn 't given the space and nutrition that is needed, it can lead into the tiger turning violent and result in the owner being mauled because
In addition, circus animals put human lives at risk and are abused on a daily basis. Although supporters of circuses argue that circus animals receive necessary veterinary care, many circus animals die due to neglect each and every year. Defenders of circuses claim that “Under federal regulations, sick elephants must get prompt medical care and a veterinarian 's okay before performing” (Nelson). Supporters of circuses dont see the harm of using circus elephants because there are laws that enforce circuses to give sick elephants veterinary care. However, it is very rare that the circus trainers abide to these guidelines.
Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to assume guardianship of an animal, whether it is a pet or a wildlife. Most of the people think that can take full care of their pet in a theoretical way but in substantial life, many of the pet end up with abandonment, cruelty and neglect (Lin, n.d.). According to an investigation of government data and scholarly surveys of the prevalence of animal abuse, each year nearly 1 million animals were being abused or get killed by domestic violence. Due to the endlessly cruelty and violence, extinction of animal species might occur. This is not animals deserving as they also have feeling and rights to survive as human beings.
Those animals are there in some cases because they have been harmed, but most cases they are there because they will bring other people money. Saying that its estimated that $17.2 billion was made in 2013 regards to zoos and aquariums(Josephson , Amelia. “The Economics of Zoos.” Smartasset , 25 Sept. 2017,). That was made all out of humans attending these places, these places only do what they do for the money. They aren’t doing it to be close to the animals, or to save them.