One would think animals like being in a zoo, ordinarily animals don’t. To an animal, a zoo feels like a prison they can’t escape out of. So, consequently if zoos were to release animals back into the wild, the animals would feel lost and not know what to do. Because they relied on the zoo for so long. Nevertheless, animals don’t feel like they are in their natural habitat.
There should not be zoos. Thousand of animals every year struggle with the same problem, being locked up. Although this may seem like a questionable argument, this is a major problem in this world and it needs to be fixed now. In this essay there should not be zoos because they make animals unhealthy, they treat animals badly, and animals are better off in the wild. The first reason why there shouldn 't be zoos is because they make animals unhealthy.
We can learn about them by reading a book. Animals are forced to live in metal boxes meant to look like their home and entertain parents and children. Plus animals are forced to live in climates they are not adapted to, they should not be kept in zoos as it decreases their quality of life in a number of ways. Because animals are forced to live in climates that are not adapted to, so they shouldn’t be kept in zoos as it decreases there quality of life in a number of ways. Should animals be kept in zoos?
Some people believe that zoos are the place where wild animals can be protected from dangers, including extinction, hunting, and illness. Although this claim seems valid, who knows that those animals are feeling protected, nobody is going to feel happy of being caged in a little space. What is more, when animals cannot live in their natural environment, their lives can be in danger as bad as living in wildness. For instance, the food that the zoo feeds can be unsuitable for them and cause illnesses or even deaths. Animals live separately from its family in the zoo, and there is usually no parents who could teach them basic skills, which could help the animal to survive in the wildness.
First, these animals are dangerous and they can end up attacking their owners. Secondly, these animals are born in the wild, and are meant to remain in the wild because they will have enough exercises, and get the right food. In addition, chimpanzees and tigers are unpredictable and they can end up attacking their owners or anyone near them. Therefore, people should not be allowed to keep exotic animals like chimpanzees or tigers as pets due to the severity of the issues they can cause, and the problems they have with their owners. Therefore, keeping exotic animals should be banned completely because, the number of injuries and diseases reported to be caused by exotic animals are on the rise, and the death tallies are even much
Do you recognize that cute little animal you claim to love, well do you know that you are going more harm than good when you support zoo’s. I know you may think, “how could I hurt animals by going to a zoo” well did you know that a life of confinement doesn't compare to the life that animal would have in their natural habitat. When you support a zoo you are supporting the mistreatment of animals. Animals in zoos are forced to sit in small enclosure and are literally driven insane from frustration and boredom. You call yourself an animal lover but no real animal lover would stand for the mistreatment in zoos.
Due to the horrible environment zoos provide for the animals, they also suffer serve illnesses and lack nutrition. “...98% of free-range farmers believe that their animals are happy and have had 20% less sickness than caged zoo animals” (Annabelle). Zoos are stress makers for the animals in them. They are trapped in prison without committing a crime. That causes stress to the animals and increases the chance to suffer from psychoses.
The similarities are that they both have animals involved, they are made by the government, and you can visit both establishments. The differences are that zoos do not give the animals nor the time or the care they need, they drug, imprison, abuse and kill animals; all for the public`s attention, they make animals feel uncomfortable with their environment, and last but not least, a lot of zoos still kidnap animals form their natural habitats in order for them to be part of the exhibition. In the other hand, nature reserves allow the animals to stay in their habitats, run freely, hunt their preys, explore, and all of that with human protection, meaning no one can harm them. Which are the living conditions in zoos and nature reserves? In zoos, the living conditions are poor, because there, animals sometimes starve to death, catch deseases and left to die, the medical care is very poor, and animals are forced to do whatever the crowd wants them to do, while in nature reserves, the animals get to do whatever they want and whenever they want .
Animals don’t have the voice to speak up about being exploited involuntarily for entertainment, so is it ethically right to hold them captive? There are over 750,000 types of animals that are held captive in zoos around the world, not to mention, multiple animals per species. (Statistics Brain). For animals to be held in captivity, it is a necessity to ensure that animals receive the reciprocal of their crucial needs, such as the animals having the correct habitat, social abilities or needs, nutrition, and an appropriate confinement. Zoos around the world have recently been under fire for hiding the reality of the zoo’s version of “The Circle of Life” from visitors.
When Owners can’t take care of their pets, they often release them into the wild. This can have very bad consequences because if the animal is not native to the environment they are released into, especially if they are carnivores, they will most likely not have any natural predators which means that native predators might not be able to eat them because they don’t have the adaptations that that animals natural predators do. One great example of this is the lionfish, which are native to the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific region. But they have been introduced to the Atlantic waters from Florida, even all the way up to Long Island, New York. We don’t know for sure what first caused lionfish to be introduced to the Atlantic waters, but it is believed that it was by hobbyist and/or pet owners that no longer wanted the lionfish, or could no longer provide the proper care for them.