One example is that some animals can get a disease called zoochosis and it is shocking what zoos will do when trying to hide it. For instance, “As Dr Keith Lindsay, a biologist with more than 30 years of experience in elephant research and conservation, has said, these are symptoms of “pathological, stereotypical behaviour that is common with disturbed animals in captivity, but which is never seen in the wild”. There are also cases of animals being given antidepressants to hide their unhappiness from visitors. In 2015 Auckland Zoo euthanised a gibbon, Iwani, because he was “severely depressed” and the zoo admitted they could not meet his welfare needs. ”(An unnatural environment)This is significant because it shows that when zoos commit wrongs and take problems into their own hands it most often ends up worse.
Did you know that Seaworld’s parking lots are bigger than the areas where they keep their whales? This and other examples are why animals should not be held in captivity. Animals should not be held in captivity because of the inhumane treatment, lack of education for kids, and loss of freedom. The first reason why animals should not be held in captivity is because of the inhumane treatment.
The Earth is slowly degenerating and humans are to blame. Racism, sexism and other forms of oppression are tearing society apart. In Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, the teacher Ishmael, a gorilla, analyzes the downfall of humanity. Ishmael separates the race of humans into two defined groups- the Leavers and the Takers. The Leavers are more aware that their existence is valuable and are not put on Earth to rule; on the contrary, the Takers tend to believe that they are put on Earth to control and use all of the planet’s resources to achieve their gods’ expectations.
Widely portrayed in literature, male dominance has restricted female freedom and progression, as women have been struggling to establish themselves as equal for ages. Male dominance suppresses ideals within society that respect a woman’s personal decisions and rights to her own body and mind. This struggle can be displayed through various scenarios. Being a major theme throughout “Hills Like White Elephants”, male dominance is an aspect also present in “The Unwanted Child” as they portray the struggle of oppression women undergo.
Some argue that the zoo should have simply tranquilized the gorilla but the zoo director said that anesthetic does not work instantly, it could take “a few minutes to 10 minutes” (“Did Harambe the Gorilla…”). That was time the child did not have. The tranquilizer could've just upset Harambe more untuk it worked, putting the toddler in more danger. No one could have known how the situation would have played out so the took immediate action. Witnesses say that the killing of Harambe “seemed necessary under the circumstances in order to save the toddler” (“Did Harambe the Gorilla...”).
A 25 year old, Shelly, took in a hurt lion to keep in her home. Her friend, Wally, found a joey in their house and decided to raise it. Shelly kept the lion inside the and then on independence day, that same year, the lion had never heard a firework show before. When the lion heard the boom for the first time the lion was so surprised and startled that it accidentally attacked Shelly and caused her death. On the other hand, Wally had new years eve party with many people.
Sexual identity is an interesting topic that society takes a critical look at it of late. Sexual identity deals with gender roles, sexual attractions to men and women in the same sex or opposite sex, great like of one sex that alternates with the other and how gender roles defined by society'. As in the film “Boys Don’t Cry,” Brandon has a female biological sex, but her gender identity is different. She is born a female with male features. Though Brandon is born a woman, she lacks the hormones for the growth of female features.
“There are many differences between chimpanzees” or monkeys in general to “humans in DNA sequence and how our genes function. These genetic differences ultimately cause differences in physiology” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aysha-akhtar/why-animal-experimentatio_b_3997568.html). “Human diseases are typically artificially induced in animals, but the enormous difficulty of reproducing anything approaching the complexity of human diseases in animal models limits their usefulness”. According to the The Flaws and Human Harms of Animal Experimentation, even if there were a considerable amount of similarity between an animal like the monkey and the corresponding human disease, the interspecies differences in physiology, behavior, pharmacokinetics, and genetics would ultimately limit the reliability of the results of the animal study, even if there was a considerable amount of research put into the study. One of the most notable failure of the ability to translate the results of animal experimentation using monkey is the HIV and AIDS vaccine research.
In the article “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, the author states “A wild animal is never 100 percent predictable. An animal that has behaved one way for many years cannot suddenly change. Domestication is not something that happens in one or two generations: it takes hundreds or thousands of years (Lewis). ” Exotic pets have a specific environment and climate that they are supposed to adapt to instead of living as a caged animal inside of someone’s home.
It would hard for the women in the current 21st century to step into the shoes of their predecessors, a time before the women’s movement when women had few rights, their opinions were of miniscule value. In Susan Glaspell’s short story “A Jury of Her Peers” she illustrates to readers a time when men were more controlling of women, viewed themselves as superior, and the abuse and mental decline of Minnie Wright that led her to murder. Kathleen Wilson explains, “Much of the tension in “A Jury of Her Peers” results from what the women understand and what the men are blind to”. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale were able to determine Minnie’s state of mind from the kitchens’ condition, as the kitchen was wife’s domain. The men mock the messy kitchen and
Women in early mid-1800s started to fight for equal rights more than ever. Since American males have been granted more rights since the American independence, women started to question the reasons behind why they are not getting the same rights as men. This started a generations of women fighting for their equal rights. From the arguments presented by first wave feminists for women’s right and the evidence against inclusion by their detractors, the first wave feminists for women’s right had a better convincing argument because they did not over exaggerate their arguments and evidence to the arguments that they made.