Wild Animals In Zoos

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Imagine being held captive in a cage and then put on display for others to view, how would you feel? This is what we have been doing for several years to wild animals in zoos. According to an article, zoos were first created thousands of years ago by individuals to show how much power they have. During the 18th century, zoos became a place for scientists to make their research. Finally, the modern zoos were built in 1793 in Paris, France. (“National Geographic,” n.d.). Moreover, it was proven in a study that almost 54% of elephants in zoos have behavior problems and 40% of lion cubs die before one month of age. (“10 facts about zoos,” 2010). I believe that we should eliminate the captivity of wild animals. The reasons, behind my opinion are…show more content…
Several zoos were inhumane towards their animals and didn’t treat them in the right way. There were many cases and stories on the different ways they were abused. One story includes a 59 year old elephant called Anne. This elephant was chained up and beaten on the back and legs if it didn’t perform tricks to its audience (Carr, 2012). Another story, that happened in 2010, includes a zoo in China which allowed eleven of its Siberian tigers to die of starvation. Their reason was that the animal’s food was too expensive, so they couldn’t afford it (Carr,2012). In addition, the animals also suffer from medical conditions and usually the zoos won’t bring them to vets or treat them, instead they would let them die (Wild Animals Do Not Make Good Pets, 2016). In an article in 2010, an undercover investigator filmed what he saw at the Tweddle Farm Zoo in England. In the zoo he found dead untreated animals left in their cages and when he took their rabbits to the vet he found that most of them had infections because they weren’t cared for (“10 facts about zoos”, 2010). Finally, wild animals that are in zoos get beaten and aren’t taken care of. As a result, the wild animals suffer and die in
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