Animal Captivity Case Study

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Have you ever been locked inside a small room? How does it feel to be caged? If you were locked for a long period of time, what would happen? The story I was about to tell you came from a case study in sociology, Genie, the girl who lost communication. She was a victim in a severe abuse. She grew up as a feral child because her father locked her inside a room for 13 years, in which she missed her critical period to learn language and never be able to communicate like us (Harper & Row, 1990). Same goes for animal, those animal can not speak for themselves. Therefore, I am supporting the values of life of humans and animals, creating a chance to make the world a better place for every living things. Every organization wants to make something that would benefits the society. Although there are beneficial effects on the well-being of animal captivity, but the drawback was far more harmful.…show more content…
The animal lifespan can be shorten, if the zoos or organization does not provide enough space and health care. From the journal I have ready by Cohn, the case study of elephants in the zoo that has been a controversial debate through times. Just by looking at the whole image, in wild, the average of an elephant that walked per day is 50 miles, but in zoos, they were not. The zoo chained the elephants all day long; therefore, the elephants stood still for many hours. Moreover, some of the zoo walked the elephants before the gates open. Approximately around 1.5 to 2 miles per day. The effects on process is that the elephant 's lifespan is shorten. It has been said that the average lifespan of female elephant in the zoo was 19 years, but if they were to live in wild, their average lifespan would be 40 years up to 80 years without poaching or hunting of human (Cohn, 2006). Elephant’s life tend to extend if they were stay in
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