What's worse, they might have negative learning of the animals if zoo animals are an extremely terrible condition. An article published in Conservation Biology in 2014 revealed that only 38% of kids in a visit of London Zoo showed a sign of having a positive-learning experience (Jensen, E.). Though it cannot be applied to all the visitors in all countries, it still indicates that zoos don't necessarily have educational value for visitors. Meanwhile, with the increasing emergence of zoo alternatives, like documentaries of the natural world, Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which can also help achieve the goal of learning more about wildlife, zoos mainly for entertaining purposes can be phased
They never get the love and company of their fellow species.We humans have the potential to change zoos and ban them once and for all. If we have animals that can not return to the wild they can always be turned into a nature reserve where they can still be watched but will still be in their right environment and have the right to roam is large areas of land. Cages and glass enclosures are not homes for animals; we as human beings have an obligation to all zoo animals to provide them with the choose of being wild and
Performing animals are injected with various drugs because their natural behavior interferes with the entertainment they are meant to showcase. Animals do not belong in tanks, cages, or exhibits and should not be treated with such poor care and neglect. People should not visit zoos, aquariums, or circuses. Wild orcas and dolphins spend their life swimming far distances every day and when in captivity, they are only allowed to swim in tiny circles (Aquariums and Marine Parks). The two mammals communicate and
I am not a supporter of animal cruelty, so if these are ways animal are being hurt, I will not support it. Lastly, Laidlaw presents the problem that of all the zoos in the world and all the money brought in by the industry, a small amount is used toward breeding in captivity. In the article it states, “...an estimated 10,000 organized zoos worldwide, representing tens of thousands of human worker and billion of dollars in operating budgets, only a tiny percent allocate the resources necessary participate in captive propagation initiatives, and fewer still provide any real support for the in situ protect of wildlife and their natural habitat” (Laidlaw). In conclusion, Robert Laidlaw presented a logical argument in his article because he talks about how the animals suffer, how only a dismal amount of animals are actually released back into the wild, and how their budget is overall barely helping these
The animals in zoos are treated badly and forced to live in a limited place. Moreover, zoo animals are often used as a tool for human’s entertainment and benefits, such as the aquarium and the circus. Therefore, the zoo’s animals have health and mental problems, like stress and obesity. As a result, the number of animals is decreasing instead of rising like the zoos’ purpose. All of these points lead to the conclusion that zoos should be prohibited because they are harmful and unnecessary for animals.
Take tigers for example; they’re an endangered species due to their vulnerability to illegal poaching and habitat loss from extensive logging, but zoos have provided a safe enclosure for them to live. Leave it to humans to ruin an animal 's habitat, shove them in a zoo and claim they’re helping. Another go to defense of zoos are their educational value. If I had a penny for all the things I learned at the zoo I’d say I’d be approximately 3 cents richer. Even if zoos were as educational as they say, why couldn’t you just watch documentaries.
“The animals of this world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites” - Alice Walker. Some of the animals that you see in zoos are not always born in captivity. They can be taken right out of the wild as well. Although zoos are fun to visit, animals should not be held in captivity because the breed can become overpopulated, they do not know how to survive on their own, and they are being abused.
The Animals Don 't. .” Paws, Helping People Help Animals ,). Animals are by nature wild animals, meaning they want to be free, and live their life, but they can’t when they are locked in cages. Circuses cause catastrophes, these animals are malnourished, and very lonely causing them to lash out, and so much more. They cause catastrophes as shown in a incident that happened in 2013.
The only way to break themselves out is to escape. Since these animals are dangerous, zoos provide a “safe” viewing point for visitors to observe them. While visitors are protected from animals, equally important the animals are not protected from the visitors. A famous story of animals not being protected, is Harambe the gorilla kept in Cincinnati Zoo. EcoWatch writes about this incident, saying “Western-lowland gorillas are critically endangered and now there’s one less of them with the death of Harambe after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure… zookeepers say they made the right decision in shooting and killing the gorilla”.
All living species should be treated with care and respect, no organisms should be made a commodity for the sake of human interest. Exotic animals, which are unusual or rare species such as lions, tigers, and non-human primates – are nowadays kept within households as pets. However, according to research, 98% of the people believe that exotic animals should not be kept as “pets”. Such opinions are due to several reasons that are sometimes supported and other times opposed. Exotic animals should not be treated as pets because they are not completely tamable, they belong to their natural habitat, and they may be transmitting zoonotic diseases to those around them.