Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
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. Many may argue that exotic animals should be allowed as pet because people find them controllable when they are immature. According to “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, “Most people who own exotic pets find them irresistible-and manageable-when they are small (Lewis).” However, soon enough an adorable cub becomes a powerful adult.
Syntax by itself is neither constitutive of nor sufficient for minds. 4. Therefore, programs are neither constitutive of nor sufficient for minds. (Searle, 1993) The Chinese Room argument was also made specifically for the position of what he calls “Strong AI”. Strong AI is the Representational Theory of the Mind and the view that sufficiently programmed computers or systems have the ability to understand natural language and seriously have other mental faculties similar to the people that their behavior mimic.
This demonstrates that pets are just like us, and when they are not in their natural habitat or home they can not learn new things and will not be able to experience the real animal life. Would you like to sit in a small cage for long periods of time, and not be able to do anything? Another example of why schools should not have class pets is in the article of “Pass On the Classroom Pet” it says, “Busy, noisy classrooms can be stressful, and small animals can be very adept at hiding symptoms of illness or injury (a lifesaving attribute when trying to avoid predators in the wild, but less
It is a bad scientific practice to start research with a desired conclusion in mind; this will lead to bias towards fitting the evidence to the desired conclusion rather than examining and analyzing the available evidence objectively. Since the publication of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of the Species,” the search for human ancestry has been ongoing for the past century. People theorized that humans came from apes. Lucy was a big addition to this theory. Lucy had the ability to walk upright like humans, while having a relatively small cranial capacity like an ape.
We will never understand the mystery, even though how well-developed the science can be. Moore aroused two different schools of thought about humans and mystery in the essay “The Time for the Singing of Birds.” One side argues that “science is the enemy of the sacred”, which means the ability to understand thoroughly the world around us results in the decrease of our reverence and
If people discover that scientific theory is the right one and egg is the winner, then biological dissidents, not believing in evolutionary theory, might change their minds to confirm their mistakenness. Until somebody does not find an exact answer to the problem of chicken and egg, it will captivate the interest of people and make them think a bit about theoretical solutions. As thinking has never harmed anyone, only contributed to overall development- one might eventually come up with idea that the paradox of chicken and egg has good effects for our
This can be beneficial, but does not need an animal to be captive. Education is not reason enough for animals to be kept captive and although some are great at helping support wild animals in need too many zoos are not. According to WDC the zoo Seaworld only gives $600 for conservation efforts for every million dollars the zoo earns. (The fate of captive orcas). Unfortunately, other zoos have similar low support for wild
When we visit the zoo, we all thought monkeys and lions are cute animals, taking pictures with them and trying to get their attention. But when you live next to one, you no longer feel the same. Even if they are cubs or infants, you still see them as threats. I am sure some of you are facing the same problem, but that’s not your fault. Right now, Alabama is one of the few states yet to establish a law which requires an owner to obtain a license to possess big cats, monkeys, bears or other exotic animals.
People say that zoos are important for education and are a great way for people to learn about exotic animals (Agnew n.p). Researchers cannot learn as much when animals are captive, you can learn just as much or even more while they are in their natural habitat. While some believe that zoos are important for education, they also believe that zoos are necessary for the survival of species (Zoos n.p). Most zoos claim that they take in extinct and needy animals, most animals at zoos aren’t orphaned, extinct, or injured at all (Zoos n.p). Lastly, one big claim is that zoos help conservation of animals (Borrel n.p).