Oh no you have just been shot by a tranquilizer dart and you 're put in a truck and you never see your friends and family ever again. Well that 's what happens when animals go to zoos. Zoos are harmful to animals. To begin with, Animals aren 't getting the right diet when they live in zoos. Also, animals are not getting the right amount of space.
Even the best zoos in the world cannot begin to even try replicating the natural habitat of one animal therefore; animals are often prevented from their natural behavior or doings such as running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner and being with their own kind. Zoos simply just cannot provide enough space. As saddening as it is to say this, zoos can in fact be miserable places for animals. A CAPS film called, “No Place Like Home,” shows us the conditions of animals being held captive in a zoo. The film took place at Tweedle Farm Zoo where sick animals were left untreated and the corpses of dead animals were left on the floor to rot.
For example the San Diego Zoo researchers are working to preserve living cell samples from animals. Hoping that one day they will have the technology to turn cells into full animals, which could allow scientists to restore endangered species. So zoos have had the choice how to save endangered species, ones what are quicker or ones what are not possible to do right now. No one is born to be prisoner.
Animals such as the Tiger, Pandas and African Chimpanzees are kept inside zoos in order to preserve their species and prevent them from going extinct. They are well protected from their predators which allows them to breed and, hopefully, repopulate their species in order to keep their species alive. One of the examples is that zoos implemented International Breeding Programs in order to help these endangered species breed. As the numbers of that
This means that animals in zoos are living with problems. However, there is also evidence that supports animals can be better off in zoos. “Good zoos go to every possible length to ensure the animals in their care have a full and high quality life. A large part of this includes creating situations where animals feel pleasure, happiness and contentment as well as mental stimulation”(“Five Facts About Good Zoos”). This shows that animals can still live a good life even if they are not in the
Zoos can help us learn about animals and help endangered species grow in population. Without zoos how will we ever be able to get close to a wild animal and learn about their natural habitat? If a animal is about to go extinct then how could we help them while they are being hunted? A zoo is a great way to hold endangered species so they don’t go extinct, and you can adopt a animal and give the zoo money to help them. All of this show that zoos should not be closed.
Unendurable agony, that image with forever burned in his brain and with that will be the guilt that maybe, just maybe he and the elephants owner could have avoided. The elephant’s owner went an hour in the opposite direction as his “must” motivated elephant ran through the town. He has no idea of the destruction and death brought upon the elephant. He will be informed and the guilt will fallow as well. He will have guilt for the coolie man but more important to him, he has no time or chance to save his elephant, his machine, and his bread and butter.
Allowing people to have pit bulls in their own care is question for many (Time). People should be able to own a pitbull for many reasons. Pit bulls are great dogs because they are good with most people, especially children. They are very obedient and some respond to commands if told to do so. They are also very helpful at times and easy to train.
The constant boredom Happy experiences not only causes stress but in some cases causes aggression. Aggression is something wild elephants only exhibit when a member of their herd is in danger. The fact that Happy sometimes acts in fits of rage shows that she believes that she is in danger (Tullis). Along with aggression, the constant stress that Happy is under causes neurotic behavior. “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)
Many deaths of elephants occur in the circuses. Ringling Bros. was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act after the circus forced Kenny, a three year old elephant, to perform even thought the animal was obviously sick. A veterinarian checking on the elephants that same day said he “should remain in the barn,” an hour after Kenny’s last performance, he passed away. Circus owners care about fame and fortune, not about the health of the
Despite how much it looks like the handlers and animals get along and interact during the show, animal abuse is very common within circuses behind the scenes. According to Marian R. Merritt, circuses have used animals such as elephants, horses, lions, monkeys, bears, and tigers for centuries, and animal welfare groups are very upset about how circuses treat animals. They say the animals are treated very badly, being forced to spend long hours in small cages or chained to the ground. Marianne R. Merritt is an author and attorney who specializes in animal law, and she works on issues involving animals in entertainment. Also, in an article the by the Humane Society of the United States, states many examples of how animals are abused within circuses.
Some species naturally have small ranges and population sizes. This makes them even more vulnerable to extinction. The Lange’s metalmark butterfly only lives in the Antioch Dunes in the San Francisco Bay (Top 10 US Endangered Species). After the 1906 fires, the city was rebuilt using materials from the dunes, causing many species specific to the area to become extinct (Top 10 US Endangered Species). Lange’s metalmark butterfly is one of the most endangered species in the United States (Top 10 US Endangered Species).
It’s a fun time seeing the animals at the zoo, but do the animals love living there? This is what Jack Hanna thought throughout the book Monkeys on the Interstate by John Stravinsky. Most people are in the zoo business not for the well being of the animals, but instead for the money. On the other hand jack Hanna's first priority is the animals.
Alienation from Nature The alienation of nature describes a dissociation between nonhumans and nature caused by humans. Jonathan Safran Foer, a recently converted vegetarian, described in his book “Eating Animals” the horrific consequences of factory farming and the divide between humans and nature. The customers, butchers, and factory farmers have three very disparate disconnections with the animals slaughtered. Factory farm owners replace these naturally occurring organisms with selected mutants.